Being a celebrity isn’t all that it used to be. When everyone dreams of being famous, they only envision the pros to the profession, not the cons. As of late, Twitter users have driven celebrities up a wall with their racist cyber-bullying. Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei has been the latest victim of racist Twitter trolls and, in return, has decided to go on a hiatus from her account.
Kordei took to Twitter to announce her departure with a heartfelt message expressing her discontent with the amount of racist cyber-bullying she has to endure in the Twitter community.
Kordei writes, “I am taking a break from Twitter for now. 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. I’ve never been one to deny anyone of their opinions, but over the course of this last week especially over the last 48 hours I’ve not just been cyber bullied, I’ve been racially cyber bullied with tweets and pictures so horrific and racially charged that I can’t subject myself any longer to the hate.”
Less than a month ago, actor and comedian Leslie Jones left Twitter in tears because of the horrifically racist things that were sent to her Twitter account, as well. She has since returned to twitter, but her level of disgust has been unmatched as Twitter trolls called her Apes and has sent her foul inappropriate pictures with semen on her face.
Normani continues, “I’m not the first black female celebrity to deal with this and I’m sure I won’t be the last. 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!”
Since both altercations, Twitter has taken action by banning the accounts of the main twitter trolls starting harassment campaigns against the celebrities which prompted Jones to return to Twitter. Kordei writes, “I also want to thank Twitter for immediately jumping into action when they were alerted to the situation.”