Robert Pattinson Responds to Racism Against FKA Twigs
After NME asked him about the racism his fiancé has faced, the Twilight alum said, "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. And it was, with like a million upvotes."
"What I don't get is why," he continued. "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."
When people started finding out that they were dating, Twigs tweeted about her frustration regarding the racism she faced, writing last September, "I am genuinely shocked and disgusted at the amount of racism that has been infecting my account the past week. "Racism is unacceptable in the real world, and it's unacceptable online." We totally agree.
In spite of the trolls that linger online though, Rob still can't resist Googling himself to see what has been said about him too. He calls it a "weird compulsion" to "reinforce my negative opinion of myself."
"I go through periods where I don't do it at all and feel glorious!," he told the site. "Then I'll fall back into this pit. It really does affect you, and it all comes from some moron sitting on a comment board. It's always that person who's needling away at you, who you either want to destroy, or convince them to love you."
Internet trolls truly suck, mainly because people feel like they can say rude and disrespectful things about others on fake profiles. If social media sites ever figure out how to crack down on it, we're sure just about everyone will be very happy about it.