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FKA Twigs touches upon ‘deeply horrific’ racist abuse while dating Robert Pattinson

FKA Twigs minced no words while shedding light on the abuse she suffered at the hands of her previous boyfriend, Shia LaBeouf, as well as netizens while she was dating Robert Pattinson.

The actress, who was romanced Pattinson for three years, said the abuse was ‘deeply horrific’ by his fans.

She told   Louis Theroux in his Grounded podcast, “It was really, really deeply horrific. It was at a time where I felt like I couldn’t really talk about it. If I was going through that now, I feel like I’d be able to talk about it, and do some good with it.”

“He was their white Prince Charming and I think they considered that he should definitely be with somebody white and blonde and not me,” Twigs said. “Whatever I did at that time, people would find pictures of monkeys and have me doing the same thing as the monkeys.”

She further detailed, “I used to think it was really hurtful but really stupid. I remember it had this massive, dysmorphic effect on me for about six months to a year, where every time I saw my pictures and photographs I would think, ‘Gosh, I look like a monkey, and people are going to say I look like a monkey. Obviously, I know now that’s completely ridiculous. But it is essentially bullying, and it does affect you psychologically. It’s really sad.”

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