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FKA Twigs Faced “Horrific” Racial Abuse From Robert Pattinson’s Fans

“He was their white Prince Charming,”

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FKA Twigs is baring it all yet again, opening up about her previous relationship with ex-fiance Robert Pattinson and the racism she faced from his fans.

The 33-year-old singer reveals that “It was really, really deeply horrific and I think it was at a time where I felt like I couldn’t really talk about it,” the 33-year-old performer, born Tahliah Debrett Barnett, said during an interview for BBC Radio 4’s “Grounded with Louis Theroux.”

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“I feel like if I was going through it now, I would be able to talk about it and do some good with it,” she continued. “But I don’t know whether it was because of my age or because of the social climate or being Black and from Cheltenham and from a low-income family, and having to genuinely work twice as hard at everything I do to get a seat at the table.”

“Say if I was wearing a red dress, they would have a monkey in a red dress or I was on a bike, they would find a monkey on a bike,” she said.

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“He was their white Prince Charming, and they considered he should be with someone white and blond.”

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Robert first came to fame during his stint as Edward Cullen in Twilight, and though he and Twigs dated two years after the franchise ended, she still faced constant harmful criticism from toxic fans.

 

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