When tragedy strikes, people go looking for answers, processing their grief however they can. Now that Camila Cabello has officially left Fifth Harmony, the group's adoring fanbase must find ways to move on, through this sad day and into the next.
The reactions so far to the group's schism have been strong and varied. They include classic stages of grief, like denial:
And more denial:
Some fans feel personally betrayed, like they've been lied to all these years.
Some feel like the recent promise of a third Fifth Harmony album got their hopes up — only to dash them on the rocky cliff of a Camila-less group.
Others are simply in mourning for the huge, Camila-shaped hole in their lives.
But not everyone was surprised by the news.
Some Harmonizers are choosing to look at the silver lining — like the fact that an episode of "Carpool Karaoke" is now feasible.
Others are searching for answers. Is this because no one would ever give Camila the high-five she so earnestly wanted for years?
Why wouldn't anyone touch her hands? Ever?
Whatever the reason behind the split, many Harmonizers are choosing to find closure with messages of eternal love and gratitude for everything the group has already done.
Don't cry because it's over; smile because 7/27 was stacked top to bottom with bops.