Wednesday, December 03, 2014 - 23:49

The News Minute | November 23, 2014 | 04:13 pm IST 

Reports of British indie pop singer FKA twigs dating actor Robert Pattinson did not seem to have not gone down well with many. Twigs found herself at the receiving end of several hate messages, on the social media, laced with 'racism' since her personal relationship with the Twilight actor went public. According to report in Jezebel, 'a lot of people (racists) are also lashing out because He Of the Messy Bed Head Hair is dating a person who is not white'. 

In September, following a barrage of hateful and abusive messages on the internet, twigs tweeted, 

The singer, in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, talks about the hate messages regarding her relationship with Pattinson. "It was all this crazy, racist abuse out of nowhere", the singer told Rolling Stone. "But if you're an artist, you have to use everything to your advantage, even the pain", she added.

A significant number of messages, bordering on the abusive, were reportedly from 'fans' of Kristen Stewart, Pattinson's ex-girlfriend and co-star in the Twilight series. 

From calling her a 'monkey' to saying she has an 'ugly face', the messages are beyond rude. 

However, being singled out for her looks is not something new to Tahliah Barnett, twigs' offstage name. In an interview to Dazed earlier this year, twigs said, “Obviously it was hard. People said horrible things about something I had no control of, which was tough. But that’s okay. Life isn’t supposed to be easy, is it? I never really saw anything wrong with how I looked, it was more that certain people pointed things out to you about yourself. Either your hair’s different, or the colour of your skin, or your features. Half of my life I’ve had people staring at me because they think I’m funny-looking and ugly. The other half of my life 
I’ve had people staring at me because they think I’m fascinating. Everything neutralises. It’s more of a statement on society and how weird it is.”

Twigs was shooting a music video for her single "Video Girl" in September when the the harassment began. She later told Rolling Stone "It was amazing," she says now. "I was so disturbed, and that comes through in the video. It was almost like the world handing me a weird favor: a slap with one hand, then a kiss on the cheek afterwards."

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