Robert Pattinson Slams Racist Internet Trolls as ‘Demons Who Live in Basements’

“Most normal people are not commenters,” actor says while discussing “faceless blob” of negativity that looms over the web

Robert Pattinson blasted internet trolls and online haters over racial abuse his fiancee FKA Twigs has suffered from the web and social media this past year.

“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,” Pattison told NME in new interview for his upcoming film “Life.”

“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 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,” he said.

When news broke in June 2015 that FKA Twigs and Pattinson were engaged, internet trolls called her “ugly” and “monkey-faced,” while comparing Twigs to Pattinson’s ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart.

But Pattinson defended his fiancee, calling her an “amazing, amazing artist.”

In the actor’s new film “Life,” Pattinson portrays Dennis Stock, the photographer who accompanied James Dean (played by Dane De Haan) on his journey across the United States.