Fifth Harmony Star Quits Twitter After Being Racially Abused

Fifth Harmony Star Quits Twitter After Being Racially Abused

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In a letter explaining her decision, Kordei, 20, said she had been flooded with hate after she was supposedly too slow to praise bandmate Camila Cabello in an interview.

Kordei was asked during the interview what she perceived to bE Cabello’s “best quality,” but instead of responding instantly, she paused to think about her answer.

That pause led many of Cabello’s fans to take to Twitter and post the most offensive images they possibly could, including one of Kordei’s head Photoshopped onto the body of a lynched black woman

The girl group was formed on the second season of the American X Factor and has enjoyed mainstream success, but with the accolades has come plenty of drama.

“Over the past four years of being in the public eye I’ve learned to grow a thick skin to critics and those who may not like me,” Kordei wrote.

“I’ve never been one to deny anyone of their opinions, but over the course of this last week and especially over the last 48 hours I’ve not just been cyber bullied, I’ve been racially cyberbullied with tweets and pictures so horrific and racially charged that I can’t subject myself any longer to the hate.”

“I’m not the first black female celebrity to deal with this and I’m sure I won’t be the last.”

Kordei addressed her haters directly and called them out.

“I want to take this moment to say Love goes much further than hate in this world. Hiding behind a computer and putting people down, especially for the color of their skin doesn’t make you cool, it makes you a coward!”

Support for the pop star flooded in, including from Disney actress Zendaya. The young star tweeted: “Stay strong baby girl, so much love for you.”

Fans tried to keep things positive, with the hashtags #WeLoveYouNormani and #IStandWithNormani accompanied by photos and kind words for the singer.

 

Source: Voice Online

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