Lauren Jauregui practically hosted a group therapy session on her Twitter feed on Monday. Just days after she took to the streets of Los Angeles to support Dreamers, the Fifth Harmony singer posted s series of tweets reacting to violent threats posted in response to a hypothetical question about a son coming out as gay.
Lauren retweeted a tweet that contained screenshots of people’s reply to the question, “What will you do if your son comes out as GAY?” Replies to the question included threats to rape, murder, and disown the child, which Lauren found unacceptable.
“This is such a disgusting display of toxic masculinity & a deep ignorance of the expression of human sexuality,” she wrote. “Anyone who can wish this on something they created is deeply troubled.”
She retweeted a better model of how to behave when a kid comes out and then shifted gears to send love to her fans and followers who fear for their lives because of rhetoric like what appears in the original tweets.
“Do not be terrified,” she wrote to one user who said they were afraid how their parents would react if they came out as as bisexual. “Your truth is not shameful, and anyone who shames you for living your truth only does it because they are ashamed of who they are.”
When another fan shared a story of being bullied at school for being gay, Lauren broke down what’s really wrong with homophobic people:
Lauren also doubled down on the notion that speaking out is the best way to fight ignorance. “Some people aren’t ever exposed to other opinions and are raised and abused their whole lives by toxic people,” she wrote. “We must bring light to ignorance, not cast them further into their shadow selves.”
See more of Lauren’s tweets about homophobia and toxic masculinity below, plus cringe through the original tweets that set her off.
(Photo credit: Lauren Jauregui Instagram account)