Robert Pattison's new girlfriend (opens in new tab) quickly became the victim of verbal abuse on the internet after their budding relationship was revealed via Instagram. The Twilight star's new love interest, Tahliah Debrett Barnett, better known by her stage alias FKA Twigs, received atrociously hateful comments from trolls on Twitter, not just for her new fling, but for her ethnicity.
To respond to these ignorant tweeters, FKA Twigs went straight to the source, shutting down the vulgar comments in 181 characters.
I am genuinely shocked and disgusted at the amount of racism that has been infecting my account the past week.September 28, 2014
Racism is unacceptable in the real world and it's unacceptable online.September 28, 2014
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