In the wake of Charlottesville, Virginia, Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui offered young fans a powerful reminder during last night's 2017 Teen Choice Awards. The foursome took home the surfboard for Choice Music Group, and used their time on stage to address Saturday's white nationalist rally.
"In light of recent events, we just wanted to say to all of the young ones at home watching, no matter who you are, where you come from or what you look like, you are beautiful and you are important," said Jauregui, who's Cuban and bisexual. "So keep spreading love and positivity, all right? God bless."
The 5H performer has previously used her wide-reaching platform to speak against Trump's administration and bring attention to issues of diversity. Beyond singing a duet with Halsey about bisexual romance, she's also written essays condemning Trump's "racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic" leadership.
Writing on Billboardto all his followers, Jauregui said "your actions have led to the single-handed destruction of all the progress we've made socially as a nation," before calling them hypocrites. "You chose hatred," she continues. "Your heart chose to separate yourself as a superior when the only superior in existence in this entire universe is SO much greater than you."
Watch 5H encourage "love and positivity," below.
\u201c\ud83d\udc4f @FifthHarmony's @LaurenJauregui addressing young fans about Charlottesville bigotry at #TeenChoice: "Keep spreading love & positivity"\u201d
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