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Robert Pattinson Responds to Racism Against FKA twigs

Robert Pattinson Responds to Racism Against FKA twigs

Robert Pattinson is opening up in a new interview with NME about his fiancee FKA twigs and the racism she faces.

The 29-year-old actor didn’t say much specifically about twigs, but did say she is “just an amazing, amazing artist.”

Rob also opened up about his anger over the racist messages that his love receives.

“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,” Rob said. “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 – 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.”

For more from interview, visit NME.com!

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  • dalovelee

    I hope his love for her is strong enough to let the racist haters not interfere with what goes on between them. It’s a sad world we live in but that’s the hand we human beings deal with everyday. Trying to wrap our minds around mindless senseless people filled with hate.

  • SquidBillie

    If people don’t like her, it doesn’t mean they are racist. I’m not a fan of her either.

  • LALA Land

    nicely said

  • Tris

    It is one thing not to like someone… You don’t know… And a completely different thing to dislike her and call her racist names because Rob fell in love with her… That is what he is talking about… And they are racist…

  • LALA Land

    losers that hide behind computers. how brave (sarcasm)! so easy to b mean.

  • Tris

    I agree so far they have weathered the crazies… That is the primary why Rob moved back to London.

  • LALA Land

    wow! very sad. mixed couples are common in europe. poor guy and im not even his fan.

  • REALITY BITES EVERYDAY

    Says the britshit faggo that makes propaganda hatertainment movies about every other nonbrit culture on the planet, especially America and Americans, a culture this loser faggo hates with a limitless aplomb and verve. Kill yourself, loser, or your enemies will do it for you!!

  • Visitor

    I am glad he spoke up about this.

  • Wendy

    You sound like one of those people that he is talking about…

  • Wendy

    hmmm…I see those comments all the time, and he’s right, it’s just demons living in basements who have no lives.

  • VanityInsecurity

    People are vain in general & almost always focus on the exterior of a person. I think Twigs is awesome, a real individual & extremely talented & beautiful. You don’t know either of them to judge her for him. Fans go too far most of the times..

  • Kris

    He said it perfectly! Hate can only come from demons inside of us. All we need is love. Well said mr. Pattinson.

  • Kris

    He said it perfectly! Hate can only come from demons inside of us. All we need is love. Well said mr. Pattinson.

  • Kris

    He said it perfectly! Hate can only come from demons inside of us. All we need is love. Well said mr. Pattinson.

  • Kris

    He said it perfectly! Hate can only come from demons inside of us. All we need is love. Well said mr. Pattinson.

  • Kris

    He said it perfectly! Hate can only come from demons inside of us. All we need is love. Well said mr. Pattinson.

  • Karen

    Everyone deserves respect. Especially women, ugly, pretty, short, tall, fat, thin, lesbians……

  • StrayDog

    I bet you feel pretty courageous being a bully basking in your anonymity. Your comment says everything about you and nothing about him. A demon in the basement craving for attention and because you can’t get it in a positive way you do it by venting hate. Sad sad excuse of a human being…

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  • Lulu

    Rob has done nothing to deal with racial hatred prior to dating a black girl. Where are all his protestations prior to? He only cares about bringing attention to himself. This is as narcissistic as it comes. He has no history of fighting for civil rights. None. This is typical of narcissistic actors. Something to make a headline. Otherwise he couldn’t care less. And no one is attacking her for her race. It’s her crappy singing. If she was such an amazing artist then why can’t she sell any albums?

    Rob, if you care about racism so much, what are you doing to combat racism in Hollywood? What are you doing to her more minorities behind the camera? What are your thoughts about the first black woman getting an Emmy for lead actress?

    All this about twigs isn’t about her, it’s about you!! You have no history of combating racism anywhere. You don’t even speak on it. That’s why your friends just told you to basically shut up and quit if you can’t handle it. Step up and do something about racism if you care so much!

  • Heidi

    I agree and he’s a hypocrite liar, he should call out his finances BFF who has too many racist commnts that were brought over by his twitter but it’s ok to be racist if your her team right? And really talking about Mandela is not protecting your love JJ it’s be It’s being a coward and still not addressing her for what she is your fiancé, amazing artist doesnt quite cut it unless your doing free PR for her music which by the way is In the shitter on most charts .

  • Fernando

    This girl is too ugly

  • Zeenie

    She is a humanbeing,she is beautiful

  • Zeenie

    Robert Pattinson is an actor not an activist.He is an example himself,he has friends from all races and creeds.He loves people ,all kinds of people.
    Lmao at you ……one needs a history to speak against racism? And if you have no history you cannot not speak against it?wow…what logic!!

  • Zeenie

    I agree you are the hypocrite.

  • Zeenie

    He is supporting the woman he loves and thats awesome.

  • Zeenie

    am glad too

  • Zeenie

    you are a hateful blob on the internet

  • andrea samson

    Lulu and Heidi you are both known kristen stewart fans and you constantly leave disgusting and hateful comments on rob and twigs articles. why can`t you kristen fans move on??? you are so embarrassing….

  • Kris

    I agree! I am a KStew fan as well and I really do not get why all the hate. We are fans of them because of their work, not because of their love life. As fans we support them with their choices.

  • Tigerlilly

    I will never understand why some people think they are more worth than others.

  • Isobel

    I don’t get racism you are born however you are born and shouldn’t be attacked for looks or skin colour or eye colour.
    Personally her music, lyrics and stage performance is what I find appalling, she is nothing more than a porn star, with a foul mouth who can’t sing. Has only become so well known because she is dating Robert.

  • MC336

    It has been 4 months since Rob has seen Twigs. It’s been 5 months of enduring that vulgar penis dress, (sorry, but I hate the dress) on every tabloid on the internet, simply because there are no real current pics of them together since he took her to the MET to promote her NYC concert. There hasn’t been 1 professional frontal photo of them at any event since then. We went through all the hoopla of a bachelor party, a wedding, a prenup, and all the months of lies? Gone like the wind, and you’re all defending this. You’ve been lied to. Rob said…if fans believe the tabloids, and it doesn’t happen, then they’ll know they were lied to. Nothing happened and still isn’t. He never said he was engaged. He never said they were in a personal relationship, he never acknowledged her at all, and refuses to say even her name to the media. If you say it’s because he doesn’t talk about his personal life, that doesn’t include acknowledging that he has a fiancee’, which he hasn’t because it’s not true. Why would a woman NOT be offended that her financee’ ignores her completely? She wouldn’t be offended if she were never engaged to him in the first place. She said in her interview…”Who said I’m getting married?” Nothing has happened. It’s been 4 months and you still want people to believe they are together? The only ppl it’s helping are the tabloids who have made a fortune. Does it have to be a year? Two years? He hasn’t been to any of her concerts. Promoting her was over months ago. She has other management now. If this was Kristen you’d be screaming to high heaven that they were through. I hate tabloid lies. Something is not right. We all want racism to stop. It’s wrong. I support organizations that are helping millions of people with the race issue, but I don’t send donations to just one person. It’s for a whole organization. It’s embarrassing that the racist issue is being brought up again…and is getting all this PR for her but no money for any organization. If she were part of a larger organization she may be getting donations for that organization but she’s not. It’s all been about Rob defending her personally to rejuvenate a relationship that doesn’t exist. I’m not being cruel to her personally, but it’s wrong to single out one person for a cause that affects so many. Rob hasn’t claimed her as his fiancee’. That’s what a man does when he’s in love. His remarks were not to defend T specifically, but to address the WHOLE issue and EVERYONE’S plight to eliminate it. I think he was right to do that. You’re grasping at straws trying to make it into something it isn’t. A person can have sympathy for someone’s plight without having a personal attachment to them. If you believe he acknowledged her work, then why not her? Rob is supporting Global Goal, which doesn’t support any individual but supports millions of people to have a better life. He’s not singling one person out of a whole organization that he wants to support. Where is T now? Is she getting involved in the racial cause globally? Rob is supposed to defend her, when she is not putting herself out there with others for this cause. She’s not using her name to spearhead an organization for change?, or meeting with groups as an advocate to change the issue? It’s not good enough that he defended racism as a whole, it has to be the way you want it and that’s for him to defended just one person as some kind of proof that they are together in spite of the reality and truth of the situation. That’s what’s sad.

  • Lulu

    You don’t have to be an activist to have an interest in civil rights. That’s ridiculous.

  • Zeenie

    Rob was seen with her 3 days back,they were walking their Dog.

  • Zeenie

    Racism is sick

  • Tigerlilly

    Totally agree with you.

  • Zeenie

    And you can be normal and treat people from all races alike.That is what he is doing and ofcourse supporting his girl friend

  • Isobel

    She is using it for her own selfish needs. Racism is appalling and considering the past century and what the world did to it self we should have learnt a major lesson. Shame on us we didn’t.
    But Figs is using the negativity to promote herself. And MC336 I agree with you. It’s all about her.
    Lastly, why would anyone be with a man that isn’t screaming at the top of his lungs, telling the world “this is my woman and I love her.” He is about as deep as a raindrop. She is more like a dirty little secret.

  • Isobel

    She is using it for her own selfish needs. Racism is appalling and considering the past century and what the world did to it self we should have learnt a major lesson. Shame on us we didn’t.
    But Figs is using the negativity to promote herself. And MC336 I agree with you. It’s all about her.
    Lastly, why would anyone be with a man that isn’t screaming at the top of his lungs, telling the world “this is my woman and I love her.” He is about as deep as a raindrop. She is more like a dirty little secret.

  • renata

    Rob and Twigs are going strong by the look of things,Twigs is a refreshing change from his ex,who was way too selfish to appreciate him

  • renata

    She was nominated for awards before she and Rob became public.She is not main stream but is appreciated well by the industry and her fans

  • Isobel

    Great, thanks for that..

  • Zeenie

    Robert Pattinson is a beautiful man inside out.His fans are looking forward to his films and what he does in life.

  • Zeenie

    He has been seen with her all over Europe and America,he is shouting from rooftops that she is his woman.She is not his dirty little secret,he is proudly seen with her.

  • Isobel

    Seen but not heard. There is a difference.

  • gyleches

    I don’t think this poor guy will ever be able to have a relationship with someone without the constant mention of KS. They were young and crazy about each other and it ended. To link them together in every single article is so disrespectful and pathetic. Is it going to be happening 20 years from now? Probably, because the rags know there will still be delusional psychotic “fans” that refuse to face reality and live their own lives. Let the man be in love and live his life and wish him the best.

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