Fifth Harmony have stuff to say -- whether it's discussing the future of One Direction or the future of country. The cool thing about 5H is that they're super savvy with politics and social issues, but still have the time to bond with fans over pop culture.
Ally Brooke Hernandez, Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello, Dinah Jane Hansen and Normani Kordei Hamilton sat down with Latina magazine for their November issue to spout their opinions on everything from Donald Trump to feminism. Here are the best quotes from their interview:
Lauren busted out some truths about racism
"You can just feel it. It’s an energy that they give you, like you don’t belong here. You’re not one of us. It’s unsettling. I work just as hard as you do. I am a human being. I got a soul, you know.”
And she's really trying to get girls voting more
“The youth of America will decide, because we’re the biggest demographic. We have the mass majority, and if young people don’t get involved in the voting process, then Trump’s going to win. He’s catering to a portion of Americans — the racist ones. It’s little things like that. If I can get 20 more girls to vote than that’s 20 more votes against something that could be negative. I try to practical and not step on people’s toes, because I’ve gotten some intense hate for my opinions.”
Speaking of Trump, Normani spoke out against him, saying he's a step backwards
“I’ve been doing my research, and I came across an article on Twitter quoting some of the things Donald Trump has said. His main issue that he speaks on is immigration. That really scares me — to think that he could be my future president, and have power of my life, my parents, my friends. For him to be president would be a step backward.”
Camila dished on ex-boyfriends
"They end up not knowing how to treat me, and I end up completely devastated. I just need to find someone who is a good person with good values and who is focused."
Shawn Mendes is teaching Camila guitar
“He knew that I was Latina, and he wanted to learn Spanish, because he’s half-Portuguese. He was telling me how he wanted to learn another language, because he was young and how amazing it would be that the next time he tour Spain, he knows how to speak the language. I was like, dude, I’ll teach you if you [teach] me how to play guitar. So, he’s teaching me how to play guitar, and I’m teaching him Spanish. He downloaded the Duolingo app, and he’s taking it super seriously. I have a feeling that next year, he’ll be fluent in Spanish.”
1D superfan Camila waxes poetic on One Direction's upcoming hiatus
“It’s so sad. But, at the same time, I understand where they’re coming from. They’ve been together for a long time. I didn’t know creatively how difficult it would be to be in a group — especially when it’s manufactured. ... Everybody’s heart is in a different melody. Someone might love a lyric, but someone else hates it. I understand where they’re coming from, because sometimes it gets to a point where they just need to express themselves.”
Ally spoke up about being in a diverse group
"It’s just so sad that people judge people. There’s just a lot of racism going on. It’s so awesome that we’re so multicultural. That we’re able to represent the diversity of this world in one group — I think it says something about our generation. We really want to influence [our fans] to support one another and look past appearances. Go past any judgments that you have and give every person a chance.”