British singer and producer FKA twigs, real name Tahliah Barnett, has said she’s she’s “shocked and disgusted” by racially abusive comments she’s been receiving online, which are largely coming from fans of ex-’Twilight’ couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart (aka “Robsten”). Barnett is now dating Pattinson.
As Dazed point out, many of the people racially abusing Barnett appear to be fans of Pattinson’s ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart, whom he stared alongside in the ‘Twilight’ films. The racist comments, some of which are below, centre around Stewart fans’ desires for “Robsten” to be together again.
Barnett’s record label, Young Turks, have offered their support via Twitter, calling out the racial abuse as “despicable and depressingly archaic”.
@FKAtwigs you’re talentless & ugly that’s why people call you that, you’re the one who’s racist for blaming your skin
— Jaded Queen B (@FaeSays) September 29, 2014