I’ve been following FKA Twigs on Instagram for a while, mostly because I dig her style (no one does baby hair in this day and age better), her appreciation of art and the fact that she’s a killer dancer. But most people who know and love FKA Twigs appreciate her because of her music. Those who are just hearing about her, unfortunately, are learning of her because of her blossoming relationship with Twilight actor Robert Pattinson. The half-Jamaican, half-Spanish singer/songwriter (born Tahliah Debrett Barnett) started dating the actor last month, and it’s his first steady (well, steady-looking) relationship of sorts since his years with Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart.
Even though that movie franchise and that relationship has been over and done with since 2012, fans of the movie and that couple love Pattinson and miss his relationship with the actress. I guess they miss it so much that they decided to start hurling some pretty ugly insults at the singer on FKA Twigs’ social media accounts over the last few weeks. She’s been called a “monkey abortion” (whatever the hell that means) and “tramp b***h,” called “UGLY” and that “KSTEW” is more beautiful, told to “Go mow my lawn and clean my house puta” and had her Instagram pictures riddled with comments of “ROBSTEN IS UNBROKEN.”
People, come get your kids.
The singer noticed this flood of negativity and took to Twitter to address them.
And her record label, Young Turks, is also speaking out to stop the foolishness.
Definitely a shame, because according to Us Weekly, a source says the two were trying to keep their relationship on the low for fear of such a spectacle being made.
“They connect on music, which is something that Rob keeps pretty close to his heart. A lot of his close friends are musicians. He loves her voice, he loves her sense of style as well, how unique she is.”
FKA Twigs (by the way, her name stands for “formerly known as” and “twigs” because her “joints crack”) has spoken about dealing with a lot of ugly remarks about her appearance since she was young, telling Dazed:
“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. The other half of my life I’ve had people staring at me because they think I’m fascinating.”