Things are getting very serious between FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson.
But FKA Twigs admits in a new interview with USA Today that dating the former Twilight Saga star has not always been rainbows and sunsets… not when so many supposed fans of Pattinson have expressed so much disdain for Twigs online.
“I am genuinely shocked and disgusted at the amount of racism that has been infecting my account the past week,” Twigs says. “Racism is unacceptable in the real world and it’s unacceptable online.”
As Pattinson and Twigs have been spotted holding hands in both Europe and New York City, the vitriol has only increased, with the latter assuming most of it comes from “14-year old kids that should be in bed.”
Twigs says it feels “weird” and “disgusting” to be getting attention for simply dating someone and she tries not to take any of it personally.
“I know that’s not really because of me or what I’m doing,” Twigs says. “The positivity that I get from [my relationship] makes the more challenging aspects… very worth it.”
The artist is still adjusting the life in the spotlight and says it’s easier for men than for women, due to a clear double standard.
“Sometimes I look at someone like James Blake, and I kind of envy the fact that he’s a 6-2 English guy and no one will say he’s changed his T-shirt from black to blue,” she laments. “People will only talk about his music.”
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FKA Twigs Calls Out Racist Haters, Embraces Robert Pattinson Relationship