FKA Twigs Faced Racist Abuse for Dating 'White Prince Charming' Robert Pattinson
Singer FKA Twigs has claimed she faced racist abuse when she was in a relationship with actor Robert Pattinson. The singer, who was engaged to the Hollywood star before their split in 2017, has opened up on the "hurtful and ignorant" comments she received from some of his fans back then."
"People just called me the most hurtful and ignorant and horrible names on the planet. He was their white prince charming and they considered he should be with someone white and blonde," she said during a podcast, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
She shared the trolls made her hate her own appearance, and that the bullying had a psychological impact. "It's essentially bullying and it does affect you psychologically," she said.
"I feel like if I was going through it now, I would be able to talk about it and do some good with it. 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," she continued.
Twigs also shared that while she would never "deny" her past, including her previous relationship with Pattinson, she is keen to point out that neither of them should be "defined by it".
She explained, "I'm not trying to deny my history, I 'ust think it's important that I'm not defined by it, because he doesn't have to be defined by it."
During their relationship, FKA Twigs and Pattinson attended the Met Gala twice together (in 2015 and 2016) and other red carpet events. They reportedly split in 2017 after two years together and being "kind of engaged," according to Pattinson.