A fictional vampire from Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series. I have no idea why everyone gets so upset about him. Twilight is a popular love story that has enchanted girls of every age and for some reason people (mostly teenage guys) can't accept that.
Edward is depicted as the "perfect" boyfriend because of his unconditional love for the protagonist, Bella Swan. He's the archetype of an ideal boyfriend who provides the love that girls seek - especially younger girls who still speculate about love and its meaning to them. Older girls and young women, like many other people, can and do use fiction as means of escape from their everyday lives (in this case, young women fantasize about having a strong relationship someday). People should step back and remember what it was like to be curious and unsure about love and relationships, and that having crushes on fictional characters or celebrities is a phase most girls grow out of.
Everybody really needs to calm down and stop bitching about how much of a "fag" Edward Cullen is. Once they stop making movies, the Twilight series will be as forgotten as The da Vinci Code.