The Fifth Harmony girls have taken to Twitter to speak out against claims their security 'inappropriately handled' a fan during their current tour, with Harmonizers quickly responding with a #RespectTheFans worldwide trend.
Rightyho so anyone who vaguely calls themselves a 5H fangirl (or boy) has probably seen on Twitter recently that a certain fan alleges that Lauren and Dinah's security guard 'touched her inappropriately' whilst she was trying to get a letter to the band.
But Fifth Harmony have quickly slammed these rumours with a Twitter essay longer than our right arm. They wrote:
"We have been really busy working and making sure that you guys have as amazing of an experience with us as possible, but we feel like sometimes you guys forget that there are only 5 of us versus the hundreds of you. Our security team is set up and in place to protect us and our privacy when people go beyond normal boundaries. We've seen all our Twitter outrage over one of our security guards attacking and trying to inappropriately touch one of our fans and we want to put out a statement calling out this lie. We were there. The girl tried to come to Lauren and Dinah's doors and the security we hired were with us speaking to us and making sure we were safe. We saw this girl lie to them about where she was staying and where her actual room was, tell them to "shut the f*** up and stop talking" and then proceed to try and lunche towards Lauren's room so she could get a note to her.
"The security guards who ushered her away and made sure she didn't follow through were doing their jobs of protecting us. Especially in light of recent events like the shooting, we can't ever be too safe with out personal space and protection. The security guard did nothing bu try to make sure the girl went back down the stairs to where she was actually staying. She combated and fought to break fre of their directing her and in the process was shouting that they were touching her and trying to take her clothes off. Four of us were out there and experienced this scene with our own eyes, along with parents and other staff members. Not one security guard inapproprately touched or harmed anyone. They would never intentionally harm any one of our rans. Resisting doing what your being asked politey to do and getting hurt in the process isn't anyone's fault but your own.
"We will continue to support our security team in making sure that they protect the boundaries so many people seem to think they're entitled to disrespect. They're only trying to keep us safe. We're sorry for any inconvenience but we do not appreciate people lying about our team and costing people their jobs just so they can get extra attention from us. We'd appreicate if you recognised that when you disrepect our team and their hard work, you're disrespecting us. Sincerely, Dinah, Lauren, Ally, Camila and Normani [sic]."
Harmonizers quickly trended #RespectTheFans worldwide, which sparked a debate with fans who believe #RespectTheArtist is of equal importance.
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