Fifth Harmony's Normani Kordei is the latest Black celebrity to announce she's taking a break from Twitter after being subjected to a stream of racist harassment.
This announcement, made on Sunday (August 7), is the unfortunate climax to a slew of hate Kordei received after a statement she made about fellow Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello was blown grossly out of proportion. In a Facebook Live interview with Galore last week, Kordei was asked to describe each of her bandmates' best qualities. Fans determined her words about Cabello ("She is ... let's see. Camila. Very quirky. Yeah") to be a snub, and they were quick to react.
Like Kordei wrote, she's sadly not the only Black celebrity to recently be forced into Twitter hiatus due to racist backlash.
"Ghostbusters" and "Saturday Night Live" star Leslie Jones made headlines last month when she chose to expose her racist haters by sharing their comments. Her tweets led to several of the commenters getting banned from Twitter, including notorious troll Milo Yiannopoulos.
Jones made a glorious return to Twitter over the same weekend, live-tweeting her reactions to the Rio Olympics and even posing with several fake medals and an American flag. Her enthusiastic commentary earned her an invite to Rio by NBC, making her the real winner of this year's games.
Here's hoping Kordei has an equally rewarding — and harassment free — return to tweeting.