Fans Furious That 5H Fave was “Outed” After She Was Pictured Kissing a Girl
In the LGBTQ+ community, coming out marks a momentous occasion. Whether it be a positive or negative experience, the disclosure of one’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity can feel like a weight lifted off one’s shoulders. It should never be rushed, and it should always be done when the specific person feels comfortable in doing so. Sadly, that’s not always the case.
On Friday, November 11, the 20-year-old singer attended a family wedding for Erik Jauregui & Mia Almaguer. At that wedding, she took photo-booth pictures, as one does. And in one particular shot, she locked lips with female companion Lucy Vives. We’re not going to post any of the snapshots, because it doesn’t matter — what matters is that Harmonizers are furious that the brunette beauty was possibly outed as bisexual or as a lesbian:
Full offense but who ever outed lauren jauregui can catch these mf hands
— Emo Gay (@CasketAvenue) November 14, 2016
I'm shocked, but Lauren didn't deserve to be outed this way. It should've been on her own terms, @LaurenJauregui I'm so sorry
— Ari Vargas (@GurlXi) November 14, 2016
Yall Lauren Jauregui just got outed on twitter, someone leaked a thing and now they’re going insane, please don’t spread said picture please
— horan ϟ (@isminiHoran) November 14, 2016
Why should we even care on what @LaurenJauregui does. would like it if people went and outed u on something and not mind there own business!
— caitlin przesmycki (@pr_caitlin) November 14, 2016
— Kayleigh ?? (@KayJadeWhite) November 14, 2016
I feel so bad for @LaurenJauregui . This was not the right way off being outed. LEARN BOUNDARIES PEOPLE
— Λάουρα (@LauzaaaJonezzz) November 14, 2016
No one should ever be outed. People will come out when they feel like or want to. #laurenjauregui
—(@karlienicolle) November 14, 2016
Nobody in this world deserves to be outed. Sexuality is a private matter. If @LaurenJauregui doesn't trust us anymore than I get it.
— Tia. (@timeatia7) November 14, 2016
being outed was the worst thing that's ever happened to me i learned the best from it hopefully @LaurenJauregui will do thesame i'm so sorry
— haley elizabeth (@healyfecker) November 14, 2016
Respect @LaurenJauregui privacy. Imagine if ya'll are closeted bi or what then you'll be outed suddenly, what will u feel
— Shaine Skate (@shaine_breezy) November 14, 2016
This isn’t the first time rumors swirled that Lauren was interested in members of the female persuasion. Remember, 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.
But also remember this — just because one girl kisses another girl doesn’t automatically mean she’s a lesbian or bisexual or, really, anything. No one should assume ANYTHING.
IF Lauren Jauregui was outed, then, sadly, she wasn’t the first one: