Robert Pattinson is the first to admit he keeps breaking the No. 1 rule of the Internet: Don’t read the comments. “I go through periods where I don’t do it at all and feel glorious. Then I’ll fall back into this pit. It really does affect you, and it all comes from some moron sitting on a comment board. It’s always that person who’s needling away at you, who you either want to destroy or convince them to love you,” he tells NME. “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.”
And we’re not just talking about “Twilight” haters here. R-Patz has been dealing with a whole new wave of anonymous online negativity from racist idiots ever since he got together with FKA Twigs. “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. And it was, with like a million up-votes. What I don’t get is why,” Pattinson says.
“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.” Sick burn, bro.
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