Normani Kordei Goes On Twitter Hiatus After Receiving Racist Messages

Christina Lee | August 7, 2016 9:07 am
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UPDATE (8/7): Ally Brooke Hernandez and Lauren Jauregui issued statements addressing the racist cyberbullying that Normani experienced. “Normani is like a sister to me and when I saw her mother crying because of things people were saying about her daughter and I found out what exactly it was that was disturbing her.. I was appalled,” Lauren says. Read the original post, followed by their statements, below.

Normani Kordei of Fifth Harmony is going on Twitter hiatus after receiving racist messages.

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

Normani didn’t specify why the messages she received this week were particularly horrible. However, one image that was circulating on Twitter was of a black woman being lynched, with Normani’s face edited onto her body.

Normani’s hiatus comes days after she slammed reports of a Fifth Harmony feud, after she gave an interview where she struggled to describe fellow member Camila Cabello. “I have love and respect for all four of my bandmates whether you choose to believe it or not,” Normani said.

Camila lectured her own followers just before Normani signed off. Whether that was because of the racist messages or not, though, was unclear. “You don’t have to hate on somebody else to support me- I don’t appreciate it and it’s not what I’m about. Be kind or move on,” Camila said.

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