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Furious "Twilight" Fans Cyber-Attack Replacement

12/19/2008 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Some hardcore "Twilight" fanatics are seething over reports Taylor Lautner could be replaced in the upcoming "Twilight" sequel -- and now certain bloodsuckers are hitting his rumored replacement right where it hurts -- the dude's Facebook page.
The actor being hit is Michael Copon -- and in recent days, his page has been bombarded with messages like "[Taylor's] done all the hardwork and so deserves it," "I don't want you playing Jacob Black in New Moon :( because Taylor is perfect" and our personal favorite: "You're a douche."

A Facebook group devoted to bashing the actor has also been created -- and so far the cyber-club, which calls itself "I REJECT Michael Copon as Jacob Black: SAVE TAYLOR NOW!" already has locked down 1,290 members.

A rep for Copon was not immediately available for comment.


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The character of Jacob shoots up to about 7 feet eventually, so Taylor Lautner plays a fantastic pre-werewolf Jacob, but It does not make sense to keep him because he is A) not tall and B) not very big.

2118 days ago


if you want your movie to be successfull don't change the charaters people hate that so much leave taylor alone

2118 days ago


TAYLOR IS JACOB officially noted on Stephenie Meyer website and Entertainment Weekly. Michael "Copunk" is out of a job!

2116 days ago


I just saw the movie on Sunday and personally, I believe that the movie wasn't directed properly in the first place.
I haven't read the book, but if Taylor L. isn't built for the part, then he shouldn't play it.
It's a decent movie, but more for teens. And we all know how most teens can be. They can't be moved! LOL

2115 days ago


this is not about attacking michael, it´s not his fault, it's summit, but i think those hardcore fans are so inmature attacking an actor who you think will suck the movie, the movie will be good anyway, but obviously will be better with taylor. we, the fans, should support taylor and dont attack michael, violence is not the solution, guys u know that!

now, i recentrly heard that taylor will keep the rol. we are now happy 4 that!! lets celebratee!!

so, michale, im sorry for you but you shouldnt be that excited to get the rol, it's just too obvious that you wouldnt get the rol. because you went to the grade as putting in jacob for new moon , that sucks! so
congrats tayloor!! i love u!!
team jake 4 ever!!!!

2115 days ago


Lautner can not carry a feature film, and he is not believable as a real threat to Edward. He seems to be a sweet kid. Maybe they can let him have a few minutes at the beginning - -his transformation calls for major physical changes. Come on kids - - we want a great movie - - don't be so mean. I have a solution - MORE EDWARD - then everyone is happy!!

2115 days ago


well i didnt agree with the idea of taylor being replaced for new moon but its not this guys fault its the directors who were making all this speculation but at least its been cleared up and taylor will be keeping his role now lets just hope they dont decide to add vanessa hudgens or brenda song to the film like they're thinking personally i would pick mila kunis for the role of leah

2114 days ago


is taylor the perfect jacob black?? let's spice it up and have someone HOTTER to play as jacob black!! and FYI-- for all the "taylor/jacob team" out there, EVERYBODY'S ENTITLED TO THEIR OWN OPINION, so don't get all mad and wanna-kill-this-person attitude now.. it's just a thought!!!!!!!

2101 days ago


Taylor Lautner all the way!!!!!!! No Michael what's his face!!!

2093 days ago


ppl r funny...taylor is confirmed 2 be jacob black...hes been working hard lately....n so wat if hes short or wateva the cases mite be....they can use camera the sneakers up just like tom cruise...anything at the moment is possiable....ppl always have 2 hate its rediculose...n very childish...just grow up...n stop sweating him...its uncalled for..he palyed jacob really good....n hope he can deal with his new obtacles...wish taylor the best of luck...keep doin ur thing...luv always ms.lautner

2083 days ago
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