FKA Twigs Raises Eyebrows with Controversial Statements

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FKA Twigs, AKA Robert Pattinson’s fiancee, gave an eye opening interview in which she stated tbat emotional abuse is “kind of sexy.”

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FKA Twigs made that comment, along with a couple other controversial remarks while speaking to ES Magazine. The topic at hand was her new music video for “Papi Pacify,” in which a man sticks his fingers down a woman’s throat.

The singer/songwriter said her video is “beautiful” and “violent.”

“It’s kind of sexy, like emotional abuse can be tender. That’s why it’s messed up,” she said. “If you are in an emotionally abusive relationship, it can be tender, that’s why you stay. And you stay because there’s a poorly part of your mind that likes it.”

She continued, saying that the video was symbolic.

“In the relationship I couldn’t communicate… So the physical manifestation is someone putting their hand in your mouth. But there’s an element, too, of liking that as well… It’s addictive.”

Obviously some social media users didn’t appreciate FKA Twigs’ comments.

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One abuse victim spoke with FOX411, telling them that this scene depicts domestic violence and is anything but sexy.

“Anything in a committed relationship that is consensual is acceptable, however if one person is forcing something on another person against their will, that is 100 percent unacceptable. This seems like a huge issue that is domestic violence and in my opinion, this is not sexy at all, this is abuse”.

Dr. Keith Ablow, Fox News contributor and psychiatrist, said that FKA Twigs’ statements, though controversial, aren’t unheard of.

“It is no surprise that some women (and some men) find emotionally abusive relationships oddly compelling,” he explained.


This is a tough one. On one hand, FKA Twigs should know better than to elaborate about these kind of things. Comments like this are scrutinized and held under a magnifying glass. If FKA Twigs doesn’t care what people think about her comments though, then why should we?

Dr. Keith Ablow is correct. Human beings are all wired a bit differently. We’re all comprised of unique life experiences that help form who we are. I don’t believe we should be upset that FKA Twigs spoke candidly. We should encourage artists to share the story behind their art. Whether we agree with the premise of the art isn’t relevant.


What do you think? Was FKA Twigs in the wrong for saying this?

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