Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui came out in a moving open letter to Trump supporters yesterday.
In the letter she identifies herself as a “proud bisexual Cuban-American” who is heartbroken over the announcement that Donald Trump would be the next President.
In the letter Jauregui calls Trump supporters “worthless” and blames their thinking for the “destruction of the nation.”
“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.’ You are HYPOCRITES,” she wrote in the letter published on Billboard.
The singer rose to fame with her girl band X Factor, after coming third in the second season of the US version of the show. Jauregui has been an LGBT ally during her career so far, so it’s no surprise that the 20 year old came out as bisexual.
She carried on the emotional letter by attacking Trump for his divisive language.
“Our ‘political correctness’ that your champion, Donald Trump, so pointedly disregarded throughout his entire campaign and now with the appointment of his advisors and other government officials, is the language we have worked tirelessly to establish to feel safe in a world that never stops reminding us we are minorities.
“I am a bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it. I am proud to 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.”
“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.”