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Twilight For Decency: FKA Twigs victimized by racist Twitter abuse for dating Robert Pattinson

 
 

British musician FKA Twigs has been the target of online racism after it was revealed she has been dating Twilight star Robert Pattinson. Twenty-six-year-old Tahliah Barnett, who as FKA Twigs is playing a sold-out Brighton Music Hall on November 11, yesterday revealed that she’s been harassed via Twitter by racist trolls who apparently live in a fantasy world where Pattinson and his Twilight co-star and former flame Kristen Stewart are still together and in love.

“I am genuinely shocked and disgusted at the amount of racism that has been infecting my account the past week. She followed it up with: “Racism is unacceptable in the real world and it’s unacceptable online.”

Sure enough, even those remarks were met with random instances of the n-word showing up in the reply thread. Though most have supported FKA Twigs in replies. Follow along to the madness below.

FKA Twigs’ record label, London-based Young Turks, also spoke out

  1. I know my fandom. I know that the majority is definitely NOT racist. We’re a bunch of people from all over the globe, from every nationality and race. Being in such a diverse environment all day, every day teaches acceptance. Accusing a whole group of said diverse people of racism is name calling and defaming and is just as bad as racism itself. Those racist comment have to stop, I agree, but don’t act like they’re all over the place. And Twigs should stop acting like she’s the first one on the Earth who is abused, more likeable people, Robin Williams’ daughter, for example, had it worse than her.

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