Lauren Jauregui
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Fifth Harmony are not just one of the most successful girlbands in recent memory. Yes, they may have TWO videos on YouTube that have broken the 1 billion view mark (!!!), but the group are also open about their lives in ways that positively influence their fans.

Earlier this year we saw Normani Kordei take a break from social media following unacceptable racist abuse, and bandmates Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui have also opened up about their anxiety and mental health, too.

Now Lauren has also spoken out about online bullying and it’s so important.

Last week, the 20-year-old star announced that she was taking a break from Twitter following a string of abuse after she tweeted about third party political candidate Jill Stein. Despite stating that she was supporting Hilary Clinton, users on Twitter were nasty and cruel to the singer.

While the star hasn’t completely deactivated her account, she appears to have only tweeted three times. The rest of the tweets have just been links to her Instagram account.

Now Lauren has opened up about the online bullying she faces.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the singer talked about the abuse her and her bandmates face.

We *totally* agree with what Lauren is saying. It’s mind boggling that people pick on others on social media.

Continuing, she added:

THIS👏IS👏SO👏TRUE. It should never be hard to remember that celebrities are people too.

Lauren went on to explain that girl power was really important to her and her four bandmates as it’s something that she feels is totally lacking right now.

Luckily, Fifth Harmony are here to help spread the word with girl power bangers like “That’s My Girl.”

We think it’s really brave of Lauren Jauregui for opening up about her experiences. The more people that speak up about bullying and online hate the more awareness that is raise around it. Hopefully we’ll be able to put an end to it once and for all.