The Twilight actor and FKA twigs, whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett, have been spotted spending a lot of time together in recent weeks, and their relationship has been thrust into the public eye, making Barnett the target of online abuse.
The British singer is of mixed race. Her father is Jamaican, and her mother is of English and Spanish descent, the Daily Mail reports.
The singer revealed via her Twitter account on Sunday that she has been the target of racial abuse in the past week. Internet haters have been sending her a stream of nasty messages about the way she looks that include words such as "bitch" and "monkey."
I am genuinely shocked and disgusted at the amount of racism that has been infecting my account the past week.— FKA twigs (@FKAtwigs) September 28, 2014
Racism is unacceptable in the real world and it's unacceptable online.— FKA twigs (@FKAtwigs) September 28, 2014
Pattinson has somewhat of a cult following, and a lot of this hate for his rumored new love interest obviously stems from jealousy (it's obvious that he and Barnett enjoy spending time together). However, it also appears some of the haters are still rooting for a Pattinson and Kristen Stewart reunion as tweets compare the two ladies and suggest Stewart is better in every way, including in the looks department.
Just last week, things appeared to be heating up between Barnett and her beau Pattinson as they were spotted cuddling together in a car and holding hands while enjoying a trip in Los Angeles, California.
No matter what the haters are saying, RPatz and his lady still look very happy together!
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