The number of people leaving or taking breaks from Twitter are multiplying, it seems, as celebrities exponentially speak up about the hate they receive on the social media platform. On Wednesday, Lauren Jauregui became the second member of Fifth Harmony to announce her break from Twitter this year, after her bandmate Normani Kordei was forced off the app when she received a slew of racist hate speech in August.
In Jauregui's case, on Tuesday night, she posted links and tweets about Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein, which didn't sit too well with trolls. Lauren has been very vocal about Donald Trump's pitfalls in the past, but her legion of Hillary Clinton supports weren't too keen on her Stein tweets promoting a third party, which might split the Democratic vote.
Did you know there's a Woman named Dr. Jill Stein yes DOCTOR who is beautifully educated and actually cares about people instead of money?— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) October 5, 2016
So sad that she didn't get a proper debate or even the ability to let people know she was here..and HERE TO HELP.— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) October 5, 2016
PS I'm aware a split vote is reality and that it's a bit too late, however I feel like we as a people need to do better as far as educating— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) October 5, 2016
I am definitely with Her for the sake of not having Him in the White House, however, my point was to shed light on things purposefully muted— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) October 5, 2016
Lol fuck this— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) October 5, 2016
Some of you are so mean damn..like yeah, I didn't know about Jill..and I shared it with people and then like all of this crazy shit happened— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) October 5, 2016
I'm taking a break from this shit. Y'all can have your fun and make whatever assumptions about my character you want.— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) October 5, 2016
I wait for the day this shit doesn't affect me as much as it does, goodnight✌🏼️— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) October 5, 2016
Jauregui is just one of many celebrities who are speaking out against the unrelenting bullying on Twitter. In July, Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones was brought to tears for violent racist threats on her account. She later worked with Twitter to take down the trolls. Internet hero Chrissy Teigen put her Twitter on private on Wednesday as to not expose herself to unwanted junk. And, well, the Cincinnati Zoo had to delete their account after getting so many damn Harmabe memes.
Meanwhile, other fans are begging Jauregui not to leave Twitter:
@LaurenJauregui i love you, my love please don't leave there's loads of people who love and support you on here 💗— con 3 (@jauregold) October 5, 2016
While others are trying to respect her decision:
.@LaurenJauregui take your time bebe, we’ll be here so come back when you feel prepared. We love u 💙☺️— Lauren J Spain (@LaurenMJSpain) October 5, 2016
.@LaurenJauregui We understand you and a pause is good, but keep in mind that we're here for you. Come back when you're ready, baby. ❤🐯— Lauren Updates (@LMJupdates) October 5, 2016
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