Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei told fans that she would be taking a break from Twitter on August 6 after revealing that she had been subject to “horrific” racist abuse online, and now she’s receiving a whole lot of support.
A slew of famous faces offered messages of support to the Fifth Harmony star after Kordei told fans that she would be staying away from social media because she “can’t subject [herself] any longer to the hate” sent to her by merciless bullies.
“[Normani Kordei] you’re so strong. You’re right, love does go farther than hate in this [world],” singer Becky G tweeted to Normani after she posted a lengthy message to Fifth Harmony fans explaining that she had been cyber-bullied. “If only everyone saw it that way. Much love xo.”
Zendaya also showed her support for the Fifth Harmony singer, quoting Kordei’s message on Twitter and writing, “Stay strong baby girl, so much love for you.”
“The sad part is that it’s so common, that type of racially charged hate as black woman in this industry,” Zendaya then continued in a separate tweet directed at the Fifth Harmony star.
“You deserve so much more sis,” she then told Normani.
Keke Palmer posted a photo of Kordei on her official Instagram page in support of Normani amid the racist bullying, captioning the shot, “You are such a beautiful girl Normani, what others say about you is a reflection of them NOT you.”
“Delusions may try to cloud your mind but when things get me down I try to meditate or pray or do yoga,” Keke continued to Kordei. “I also remind myself of all the people that love and support me, #perspective. I’m sure you have your own set of things you do but me & the kids all love you, just wanna remind [you]!”
Jane the Virgin actress Gina Rodriguez also took to social media to spread the love for Kordei in the hours that followed Normani’s social media hiatus announcement.
“Don’t stand for racism and Normani has all of my support,” Rodriguez tweeted on August 6. “All my love, all my protection. I do not play this game.”
Fifth Harmony’s “7/27 Tour” support act JoJo also hit social media to praise Kordei, calling those who cyberbullied and racially abused Normani “demented trolls.”
“Normani, [no one] deserves the abuse (I just found out) you recently endured on the Internet,” JoJo, who’s currently on the road with the Fifth Harmony girls for the U.S. leg of their “7/27 Tour,” wrote. “Demented trolls. Sending u LOVE. Keep shining.”
“Hearing about the cyber bullying [Normani] just went through,” singer and vocal coach Autumn Rowe tweeted in reference to the Fifth Harmony star’s racist abuse. “I’m disgusted, sick, angry and heart broken. This is just ugly.”
Normani Kordei’s Fifth Harmony bandmates also rushed to her defence, as Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello, Aly Brooke, and Dinah Jane all posted messages of support for their bandmate on Twitter.
Lauren told Fifth Harmony fans “love is loudest” before posting a lengthy and heart-breaking message about how she found Kordei’s mother crying after finding out about the unacceptable racist abuse her daughter has suffered at the hands of cyber bullies.
“Normani is like a sister to me,” Lauren said of her Fifth Harmony bandmate in part, adding that she was “appalled” at the way Kordei had been bullied on social media.
Fifth Harmony star Ally Brooke shared a similar sentiment, admitting that she was “mortified,” “flabbergasted,” and “very sad” that Normani has been attacked by racist trolls.
Kordei’s fellow Fifth Harmony star Camila Cabello also spoke out regarding the horrific racist abuse, telling her almost three million followers that she would not tolerate discrimination or abuse of any kind.
“I stand by the words ‘love only’, meaning I won’t tolerate on my timeline any kind of hate, racism, or discrimination towards ANYONE. Period,” Camila tweeted, while Dinah Jane then posted her own message of support for Kordei.
The Fifth Harmony star posted a number of heartfelt messages regarding Normani’s abuse before closing out her tweets, “Do not take your time to hate. Take your time to love. It will always go farther.”
The slew of tweets in support of Kordei came in after Us Weekly revealed that Normani took to Twitter to announce her social media break on August 6, telling fans that she had no choice but to stay away from the social media site after being subjected to horrific racist abuse.
Normani posted a lengthy message on Twitter regarding the racist trolls who targeted her, calling those who shamefully cyber bullied her as being “cowards.”
“Over the course of this last week and especially over the last 48 hours I’ve not just been cyber bullied, I’ve been racially cyberbullied with tweets and pictures so horrific and racially charged that I can’t subject myself any longer to the hate,” Normani told Fifth Harmony fans.
“I’m not the first black female celebrity to deal with this [abuse] and I’m sure I won’t be the last,” said Kordei. “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!”
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