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Fifth Harmony Girl Quits Twitter After Being Attacked by “Horrific” Racists

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As some of the most popular girls in the world right now, Fifth Harmony unfortunately deals with tons of hate online. But while they’ve generally developed thick skin when it comes to cyberbullying, one girl was recently faced with something so disgusting that she was forced to address the issue and take a break from social media.

After she was accused of shading bandmate Camila Cabello, Normani Kordei Hamilton was attacked by people who used her race as the butt of their insults. The 20-year-old tried to ignore the racial slurs, but the hate became so intense that she felt it was better for her mental health to leave Twitter for a bit.

“I would like to address an issue that has been completely blown out of proportion,” she wrote. “It is a shame that after four years together as a group I have to address foolishness manufactured by those that have absolutely no idea what goes on. I have shown nothing but commitment for the success of Fifth Harmony even promoting on my days off but yet I always find myself as the target of unjust hate and slander. It’s just not right. I’m not the first black female celebrity to deal with this and I’m sure I won’t be the last. 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! I have nothing but love for everyone, even my haters and I hope I can lead by example. I also want to thank Twitter for immediately jumping into action when they were alerted to the situation. I love you all!”

In addition to the Harmonizers who stood by Normani after her emotional tweet, her the rest of the 5H girls also sent their own messages of support. Camila slammed the people who thought they were defending her by bringing Mani down…

Lauren Jauregui took some time to collect her thoughts, but ultimately wrote her own lengthy post about what she witnessed her “sister” go through.

Ally Brooke Hernandez also posted a long response.

Dinah-Jane Hansen tweeted numerous messages about the importance of racial equality and spreading love.

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