Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui appears to be speaking out after a snap of herself kissing another woman went viral earlier this week.
Lauren posted some choice words to her Instagram page on November 17 which appeared to allude to the kissing photo that surfaced on November 13, seemingly slamming those who posted negative comments in response to the photo, which showed her kissing a woman on the lips at a friend’s wedding.
Jauregui took to Instagram to post a quote by Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho, which read, “Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how others should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”
Though Jauregui didn’t explicitly mention the photo in her post, Lauren’s fans were quick to assume that the Fifth Harmony star was alluding to the kissing snap, which hit the headlines and caused a whole lot of drama earlier this week.
A number of dedicated Fifth Harmony fans showed their support for Lauren in the photo’s caption, alluding to the kissing photo and showing their support for Jauregui in the wake of the media storm that surrounded the singer after Perez Hilton published the snap on Twitter on November 13.
“You are such an inspiration for us and you believe in us in a way that even we don’t. You are the stronger and kindest person on earth and you’re a model!” Instagram user @emma_lamant told Lauren. “You stay yourself no matter what people say, and you never give up. I love you Lauren and I’ll always support you no matter what! Always stay yourself.”
“True People should learn to mind their [business],” Fifth Harmony fan @wakitach254 added in response to Jauregui’s inspirational quote. “Lead your life how you see it fit and leave the judgement to the Almighty.”
The Fifth Harmony fan’s sweet message to Lauren came just days after followers of the girl band were sent into meltdown mode over the photo showing Jauregui kissing another woman, with some of the band’s followers claiming that Lauren actually received a whole lot of backlash after the photo found its way online.
Lauren Jauregui and Fifth Harmony fan @CustomCabello claimed that Jauregui actually lost around 10,000 followers after the kissing photo found its way online, while other social media users revealed that Jauregui was exposed to a slew of negative comments, even from Fifth Harmony fans.
But while some fans appeared to blast Lauren over the kissing photos, thousands of fans showed their support for Jauregui while others used the 140-character site to slam blogger Perez Hilton for helping the snap, which showed Jauregui kissing another female identified only as Lucy on the lips, to go viral.
Fifth Harmony’s legions of fans hit back at Perez on social media, claiming that the blogger may have outed Lauren as a lesbian by posting the photo, which has since been picked up by a number of other news outlets including the Daily Mail, on Twitter.
“Coming out is supposed to be a great opportunity to feel free, but Perez trying to force Lauren to come out when she’s not ready disgusts me,” Fifth Harmony fan @lindsaylee2002 tweeted out of Lauren’s kissing photo, while @cabellocolours wrote of Jauregui, “It makes me so so sad that Perez outed Lauren. There’s a reason why she didn’t publicly come out yet and he has no right to do that for her.”
However, as Fifth Harmony followers continue to slam Perez, Jauregui has not yet confirmed if the kissing snap is a statement about her sexuality or if the wedding photo is a “silly” and “non-sexual” moment with a friend as Hilton claimed on Twitter.
What do you think of Fifth Harmony fans’ response to the viral photo of Lauren Jauregui kissing another woman?
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