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Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui comes out as bisexual in open letter to Trump supporters

2017-08-20

Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui has penned an open letter to Donald Trump voters for Billboard. In letter, the 'Work From Home' singer comes out as a "bisexual Cuban-American" and slams Trump supporters for afflicting the nation with their vote. "To every single Trump supporter trying to say that voting for Trump doe not mean that you are racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, assholes... that you just like the way he didn't really care what people thought and just said whatever he wanted... that he wasn't a politician, so he wasn't part of the establishment and didn't have corrupt money backing him." "This is for you: Your words are worthless, because your actions have led to the single-handed destruction of all the progress we've made socially as a nation. You have, with your pure ignorance and refusal to understand the way the government and the world works, allowed a power-hungry business tycoon to take over the United States of America. 'The land of the free, the home of the brave, under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for ALL.'" Before the election results, Jauregui was an outspoken supporter of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and urged fans to vote for her. She continues, calling Trump supporters "hypocrites" and revealing she's proud of her roots.

 

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"I am a bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it. I am proud to be be part of a community that only projects love and education and the support of one another." "I am proud to be the granddaughter and daughter of immigrants who were brave enough to leave their homes and come to a whole new world with a different language and culture and immerse themselves fearlessly to start a better life for themselves and their families." The pop singer then stated it was "disheartening" to see women with no idea of their full potential and thanked her fans for giving her the opportunity to tour with Fifth Harmony. "This election made it blatantly obvious just how many women can't see it. We have failed ourselves as a nation. We are the examples for the world, and we have failed our fellow humans who were watching us with hope that we would not allow hatred to prevail."

"I have had the privilege of being in a band that has allowed me to travel all over the world. I cannot express the gratitude I have for this experience because it opened my eyes to so many things and has allowed me to view the world from such a simple perspective, a perspective that I understand not very many people have the opportunity to experience." Jauregui then urged Trump supporters to look beyond themselves and think of the nation. "If I could tell every Trump supporter two things, it would be to travel and read a history book. Look beyond yourselves, look at how petty the morals you uphold seem when you realise we are not the only ones. Realise that your white skin is the result of immigration from Europe, that the only true 'Americans' are Native Americans, who are indigenous people that inhabited this land before these conquerors from other countries (England, France, Italy, Spain) wiped them out almost entirely." Jauregui warns that Trump is ushering in a world of fear and hate.

 

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"None of us belong here but all of us deserve the right to feel safe and live our lives in peace. To not have to worry about potentially dying, or being electro-shocked, or beaten, or raped, or emotionally abused because our existence and/or choices for ourselves upset someone else." "This is the world Trump is fostering. This is the division that has risen since the beginning of the campaign. We are not America indivisible any longer, we are united on two separate sides; Love and Hatred. We are not 'whining' about our presidential choice losing, we are screaming battle cries against those whose political and personal agendas threaten our lives and sanity." "We are making sure you hear us, no matter how much it bothers you, we EXIST." You can read Jauregui's full letter at Billboard. More stories: Here's the proof that Britney's male back-up dancers a gift from god - PICS 11 pictures that prove why Ricky Martin and fiancé  Jwan Yosef are total #RelationshipGoals