FKA Twigs is talking out in regards to the horrific therapy she acquired from Robert Pattinson’s followers throughout her three-year relationship with the actor from 2014 to 2017. On the Jan. 25 episode of Grounded, Twigs mentioned with host Louis Theroux how she’s confronted racism because the age of 4 earlier than speaking about her time with Robert.
“People just called me the most hurtful and ignorant and horrible names on the planet,” she informed the host. “He was their white Prince Charming, and so they thought of he ought to be with somebody white and blond.”
“He was their white Prince Charming, and so they thought of he ought to be with somebody white and blond.” — FKA Twigs
Robert first got here to fame throughout his stint as Edward Cullen in Twilight, and although he and Twigs dated two years after the franchise ended, she nonetheless confronted fixed dangerous criticism from poisonous followers.
“It is primarily bullying, and it does have an effect on you psychologically,” Twigs stated. “It was really deeply horrific, and I feel it was at a time the place I felt like I could not actually discuss it. I really feel like if I used to be going by means of it now, I might be capable of discuss it and do some good with it,” she continued. “However I do not know whether or not it was to do with my age or due to the social local weather or being Black and from Cheltenham and from a low-income household and having to genuinely work twice as exhausting at the whole lot I do to get a seat on the desk.”
The feedback and comparisons weren’t simply mean-spirited; they had been deeply racist. “Say if I used to be sporting a crimson gown, they’d have a monkey in a crimson gown, or I used to be on a motorbike, they’d discover a monkey on a motorbike,” Twigs recalled, including that it affected her confidence for a long time. “However only for everybody to know, I now love how I look and I am very assured.”
You may hearken to her complete interview with Louis on the ninth episode of the Grounded podcast.