August 8, 2016


Fifth Harmony Flocks to Normani's Side After She Leaves Twitter Over Racist Harassment

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Jeff Kravitz/AMA2015/FilmMagic

Fifth Harmony has come to the support of bandmate Normani Kordei, who left Twitter on Saturday after becoming the target of racist cyber bullying. However, some fans would say that the supportive tweets should've come earlier.

As fans on Twitter tell it, Kordei got a slew of racist tweets -- including one Photoshop of her being lynched -- after she did a solo interview in which she called Camila Cabello "very quirky" and "cute," which Camila fans saw as shade.

A few days later, Cabello took to Twitter to try to ward of the racist fans, keeping things vague by saying nobody needs to come to her defense by putting down others.

And then Ally Brooke Hernandez came to Normani's side online, by firing off this tweet to Harmonizers:

Fans began to get antsy, hoping Lauren Jauregui and Dinah Jane Hansen would soon chime in too. A few hours ago, Dinah came through.

7/27 tourmate JoJo also took Normani's side on Twitter:

Of course, it's really important for people to speak up against racism and show your support for the people targeted by it. But by now, the question is: Why is this still happening? Last month, Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones was forced to face her racist tweets, logging off Twitter in tears before teaming up with the social media company the next day to get troll accounts deleted.

There needs to be something done about Twitter's cyberbullying. There's needs to be a shift in society. Racism will always be unacceptable. And right now we #StandWithNormani, and everyone else who experiences racism every day.

Check out some behind-the-scenes photos from the 7/27 Tour: