Twigs speaks out about racist abuse she’s received since dating R-Patz

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Even since it emerged that Robert Pattinson was seeing Tahliah Debrett Barnett, better known by her stage name FKA Twigs, she has been the target of horrible racial abuse from upset R-Patz fans.

She took to Twitter yesterday to say how shocked she was at her treatment.

"I am genuinely shocked and disgusted at the amount of racism that has been infecting my account the past week.

"Racism is unacceptable in the real world and it's unacceptable online."

 

Twigs has spoken previously in interviews about dealing with racism growing up.

“People said horrible things about something I had no control of, which was tough. But that’s okay. Life isn’t supposed to be easy, is it? I never really saw anything wrong with how I looked, it was more that certain people pointed things out to you about yourself.”

“Either your hair’s different, or the colour of your skin, or your features. Half of my life I’ve had people staring at me because they think I’m funny-looking and ugly.”

"The other half of my life I’ve had people staring at me because they think I’m fascinating,’ she said. ‘Everything neutralises. It’s more of a statement on society and how weird it is."