5H Girl Comes Out as Bisexual in Emotional Open Letter to Donald Trump
The fierce females of Fifth Harmony always speak up for one another, themselves and for what they believe in. So, after the recent Presidential election — the one in which Donald Trump won over Hillary Clinton — you better believe that the girls had something to say. “This election not only showed us how prevalent hatred still is, it validated it,” Lauren Jauregui exclaimed soon after the results came in. “Which is even more frightening. I’m appalled and ashamed.”
But the 20-year-old brunette’s far from done voicing her opinion on recent political events. In an emotional open letter on Billboard, the “Work from Home” singer ripped into the President-elect’s supporters, and came out as bisexual in the process.
“To every single Trump supporter trying to say that voting for Trump does not mean that you are racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, assholes… that you just like the way he didn’t really care what people thought and just said whatever he wanted… that he wasn’t a politician, so he wasn’t part of the establishment and didn’t have corrupt money backing him… This is for you,” she began.
“Your words are worthless,” she said. “Because your actions have led to the single-handed destruction of all the progress we’ve made socially as a nation.”
The crux of her statement comes later. “I am a bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it,” she proclaimed. “I am proud to be part of a community that only projects love and education and the support of one another. I am proud to be the granddaughter and daughter of immigrants who were brave enough to leave their homes and come to a whole new world with a different language and culture and immerse themselves fearlessly to start a better life for themselves and their families.”
She continued, “I am proud to be a woman. Proud that the sex between my thighs provides a strength and resilience in me that only other women can feel, that my body curves in ways that allow me to create life within me, that my entire life is filled with adversity and doubt and people questioning my intelligence and my artistic potential and my expression of myself and my virtue and honor because I am too much woman. I am proud that I get to prove them all wrong. I am proud that I have to work even harder for it. I was raised to feel that I can do ANYTHING, and I will always believe that. I am proud to feel the whole spectrum of my feelings and I will gladly take the label of “bitch” and “problematic” for speaking my mind the same way any man would be admired and respected for doing. But, I will also extend the fullest hand of compassion and empathy for anyone labeling me as such.”
“We are not America indivisible any longer,” she stated. “We are united on two separate sides; Love and Hatred. We are not “whining” about our presidential choice losing, we are screaming battle cries against those whose political and personal agendas threaten our lives and sanity. We are making sure you hear us, no matter how much it bothers you, we EXIST.”
This letter comes only days after a photo of the musician kissing another girl surfaced on the Internet, sparking lesbian/bisexual rumors.
That wasn’t the first time rumors swirled that Lauren was interested in women. In The Vamps‘ “I Found A Girl,” Lau’s ex-boyfriend, Brad Simpson, crooned, “I found a girl // Who’s in love with a girl // She said that she tried // But she’s not into guys // Oh, why, tell me why // Did I fall for those eyes? // She said I was nice // But she’s not into guys.” So, many believed he was insinuating something about the 5H girl’s sexual orientation.
Well, congrats, Brad — ’cause now Lauren is out and proud. Go, Lau!
You can now add Lauren Jauregui to the list of female celebrities who came out in the past year: