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Twihards are going too hard on FKA twigs.
As the "Pendulum" singer's relationship with Robert Pattinson heats up, the Twilight actor's fans—in addition to other internet trolls—have been attacking Twigs on Twitter. "I am genuinely shocked and disgusted at the amount of racism that has been infecting my account the past week," the British musician, 26, tweeted Sunday. "Racism is unacceptable in the real world and it's unacceptable online."
Since childhood, Twigs has been forced to deal with racist remarks. "People said horrible things about something I had no control of, which was tough," the "Two Weeks" singer said in Dazed's June 2014 issue. "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 color 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," Twigs added. "The other half of my life I've had people staring at me because they think I'm fascinating."
In the same interview, Twigs admitted she was wary of how fame could affect her music. "Within my privacy is where I find my creativity, so if too much of that goes, I'm done. No more talks. If I lose too much privacy, that's it: I'm gone," she revealed. "I would still want to create, but I'd just create quietly."