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Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei leaves Twitter over racist cyberbullying

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Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei leaves Twitter over racist cyberbullying

Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei can’t take the hate on Twitter anymore, so she’s leaving.

In a letter explaining her decision, Kordei, 20, said she had been flooded with hate after she was supposedly too slow to praise bandmate Camila Cabello in an interview.

The girl group was formed on the second season of the reality show The X-Factor and has enjoyed mainstream success, but with the accolades has come plenty of drama.

“Over the past four years of being in the public eye I’ve learned to grow a thick skin to critics and those who may not like me,” Kordei wrote.

“I’ve never been one to deny anyone of their opinions, but 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.”

“I’m not the first black female celebrity to deal with this and I’m sure I won’t be the last.”

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: (L-R) Recording artists Ally Brooke, Normani Hamilton, Dinah-Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui and Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony attend the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 22: (L-R) Recording artists Ally Brooke, Normani Hamilton, Dinah-Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui and Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony attend the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Kordei addressed her haters directly and called them out.

“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!”

Kordei has been unapologetic in addressing the Black Lives Matter movement and speaking against excessive force on her Twitter feed in the past.

The singer’s bandmate Camila Cabello came to her defense in the aftermath of the news.

“You don’t have to hate on somebody else to support me- I don’t appreciate it and it’s not what I’m about,” Cabello wrote. “Be kind or move on.”

“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”

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