Fifth Harmony star Lauren Jauregui didn’t mince words while writing an open letter to Donald Trump supporters. The 7/27 singer shared on Billboard her unfiltered thoughts on Americans who voted for the president-elect en masse yet dismissed being “racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, a**holes” in light of their decision.
“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,” she wrote. “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.”
I’ve cried and I’ve thought and vented. I’ve been angry and sad and so hurt by the prospect of so many people around me feeling validated in their hatred or frightened for their safety and future. There is no in between. There is no justification for the support of such a person. I have been consuming for too long..being part of it for too long. There is way too much to be fighting for right now in this world. @lenadunham posted this with a beautiful beautiful caption..in these hours of darkness all we can do is come together and let our voices be heard as loud and as peacefully and as united as we can. We the people, of the United States of America, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave will have to organize and act and fight peacefully for our rights as the beautiful melting pot of human expression we are. We need to show the world that we are not afraid to be who we are. We are not tolerant of injustice and intolerance and ignorance. We are intelligent and strong and beautiful and we will NEVER allow our voices to be silenced. Not while my Constitution gives me a right to organize and protest and be involved and speak. I will use my voice for those who feel they do not have one, and we will all come together and fight this battle of social reform once and for all! Let’s show them that we are brave and that we spread love and peace and take no shit from anyone who expects our acceptance of their hatred. We will love them harder, because they can’t see the world we do. The world of safety and peace where no matter who we are, or where we come from, or how we choose to navigate this crazy world we’ve been given..we ALL have the right to Liberty and Justice and Happiness. I love you all! Keep spreading your love and your light and who you are. I encourage you to go out into your communities and be part of movements around you with people who are just as sick of this shit as we are. Let’s use our light and voices! Let’s start moving this darkness out of our consciousness and seriously find each other and the Earth again. I’m working on some stuff right now..putting together things getting in contact with people..We’ll do this the right way, the smart way.????
Jauregui later noted that Trump successfully built an 18-month campaign off the backs of his supporters’ hatred by speaking to the “darker parts” of Americans. “He became your champion, because he spoke to the parts of you that think you are superior to the rest of us (just like Hitler did in Germany before the Holocaust! Just read his autobiography: Mein Kampf),” she continued.
Pointing out the progress that the United States has made with movements rooted in empowering black and brown communities, women and LGBTQ members, she also slammed the troubling implication behind Donald Trump’s promise to make America great again. “You wanna restore America to a world where the human beings around you feel scared to be themselves and live and love freely?”
While disgusted with the state of the nation in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, the Epic Records signee affirmed all parts of her identity that the president-elect has attacked throughout his campaign. “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,” she wrote.
“I am proud to be a woman. Proud that the sex between my thighs provides a strength and resilience in me that only other women can feel, that my body curves in ways that allow me to create life within me, that my entire life is filled with adversity and doubt and people questioning my intelligence and my artistic potential and my expression of myself and my virtue and honor because I am too much woman. I am proud that I get to prove them all wrong.”
Before closing her letter, Jauregui finally reminded Trump supporters of the essence of the United States, which didn’t belong to the majority of Americans claiming it as their home today. “Realize 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. None of us belong here but all of us deserve the right to feel safe and live our lives in peace.”
Kudos to Lauren Jauregui for speaking up. Read her full letter here.