Robert Pattinson has dismissed claims that he is a role model for young people.
The Remember Me star explained that he would never choose his roles based on what message they might send to children.
According to Contactmusic, he said: "That's the least of my concerns. I think it's so ridiculous, people putting pressure on the arts. I think parents should be the ones who teach kids."
Pattinson also suggested that people should be more open about controversial issues.
"The more you try to hide things like that, the more exciting and appealing they are," he added. "The abstinence movement is only a reaction to everybody being so obsessed with sex for the past 20 years. It's crazy to think that young people, when their hormones are most raging, are suddenly like, 'Oh, I don't want any of that'."