Ugh, I seriously hop nobody is actually serious when they say that. For their own sake.
This is an answer I gave a few months back. "Yes..
Drinking blood is not their only defining factor. There's also the ability to turn others into what they are.
There's no set criteria to what a vampire is یا isn't. Stephenie Meyer says they're vampires, so they're vampires. I could be stubborn and say fairies do magic, so Harry could technically be a fairy, but he's not, becuase JK Rowling says he's a wizard.
I don't believe there's such a thing as "butchering folklore"."
To elaborate on that, and to respond to common accusations:
The Twilight vampires do NOT live in trees! I have no idea why people like saying this. I don't even know where they got this idea.
The Twilight vampires do NOT fly! Running fast is not even similar to flying. Yes, they can jump, but jumping is still not flying.
Twilight vampires do NOT live in the forest! The Cullen's house is located in a forest, but they have lived in many different locations. The Cullens alone have lived in: Forks, Washington Denali, Alaska Calgary, Alberta, Canada Rochester Appalachia Chicago Hoquiam Ithaca, New York Wisconsin
Some vampires have lived in sewers. the Denali coven has lived in Slovakia, Russia, and Spain.
The ONLY sparkle in the sun Nowhere else.
They do not perform magic I'm pretty sure that's a fairy thing.
The do NOT carry around any dust یا powder I'm pretty sure that's a fairy thing also.
I've never come across a fairy tale that says fairies bite people, inject them with venom, and change them into a fairy. I'm pretty sure that's a vampire thing.
Unless people want to say that the Twilight vampires are only fairies when they are in the forest, in the sunlight, and jumping, then their species immediately changes when they enter the shade, exit the forest, and walk on the ground, I'm going to go ahead and assume they're either joking یا just really stubborn.