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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. 

Kordei first addressed the hate on Thursday (August 4), tweeting, "It is a shame that after four years together, I still have to address foolishness manufactured by those that have absolutely no idea what goes on."

"I always find myself the target of unjust hate and slander," she wrote. "It's just not right." 

Her words apparently weren't enough to stave off the racist comments, though. On Sunday (August 7), she took to Twitter again to announce her temporary departure from the social media platform.

Even though fame has led her to develop "thick skin," Kordei wrote that racist nature of peoples' comments were unacceptable. 

"Over the course of this last week and especially 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," she wrote. 

For Cabello's part, she voiced her total support for Kordei, as have their other bandmates.

Lauren Jauregui shared a lengthy reflection about her friend's treatment, writing, "Normani is a beautiful, intelligent, and talented black woman and she should never have to fear that the last adjective could diminish any of the other beautiful attributes this woman exemplifies daily." Dinah Jane also tweeted a slew of support on Kordei's behalf, and Ally Brooke wrote she is "mortified" by the week's events. 

Fans have rallied around Kordei as well, showing solidarity with the hashtags #IStandWithNormani and #WeLoveYouNormani and even bringing "Black is Beautiful" signs to their group's concerts. 

Like Kordei wrote, she's sadly not the only Black celebrity to recently be forced into Twitter hiatus due to racist backlash.

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"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.