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Robert Pattinson covers the new issue of NME, talking fame post-Twilight and his new movie role in Life.
He also discussed his relationship with his fiancee, FKA Twigs, whom he calls “just an amazing, amazing artist.” While he’s mum about their private life, he did discuss his feelings about the outrageous online abuse — much of it racist — she received from some of the crazy corners of Pattinson’s intense fan base.
“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,” Pattinson said about Internet culture. “And it was, with like a million upvotes. What I don’t get is why. 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.”
You can read Pattinson’s full chat with NME here.
This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.
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