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Robert Pattinson Addresses Racism Against FKA Twigs -- Says Commenters Are 'Demons Who Live In Basements'

Robert calls out the racists.
Robert Pattinson and FKA twigs have had plenty of problems with being in the public eye.
The singer has openly mentioned she is not a fan of fame, and she and her fianc├â┬⌐ have faced their fair share of relationship rumors — having to shut down stories that their upcoming nuptials are no longer happening.
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But far and away the worst of all the constant scrutiny comes from those who still harbor racist resentment towards the Twilight star’s lovely lady, and he’s had enough.
Robert was talking to NME magazine about the hateful messages twigs has received in the past, and it’s clear it makes him furious. He said:

“I was talking to my dad about this and I bet him that if he looked up Nelson Mandela‘s funeral on YouTube, the first comment would be a racist one. And it was, with like a million upvotes. What I don’t get is why. I think it’s because most normal people are not commenters ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ I’ve never met anyone who’s left a comment on anything. It’s just demons who live in basements. You have this weird thing where you end up trying to fight against this faceless blob, where the more you hate it, the bigger it gets, because it’s all in your head.”

While he tries to stay off the internet himself — and avoid all the haters and trolls — the 29-year-old says sometimes the curiosity gets the best of him:

“I go through periods where I don’t do it at all and feel glorious! Then I’ll fall back into this pit. It really does affect you, and it all comes from some moron sitting on a comment board. It’s always that person who’s needling away at you, who you either want to destroy, or convince them to love you.”

But, ever since he moved from LA to London, he says life in the spotlight has become less blinding:

“I had people sitting outside my house every single day, and it drove me crazy. I didn’t go into a supermarket for about six years. But now I can go in and chat to the guy who’s working there about his kids, or where he’s going on holiday, and not be thinking, ├óΓé¼╦£Is he gonna sell me out?’ I just don’t have to think about that stuff any more.”

Well, we’re glad that Robert feels a little more comfortable leaving the house! And while our heart breaks that people still say such despicable things about his main squeeze, it’s important that they know those haters don’t matter!
After all, they have each other!
[Image via WENN.]

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Sep 25, 2015 14:42pm PDT