Thursday, February 2, 2017 9:20am ET by Newsdesk
Lauren Jauregui on her letter to Trump: 'People need to wake up'
Singer Lauren Jauregui, of Fifth Harmony fame, has opened up about the open letter she wrote to President Donald Trump after learning of his recent immigration ban.
People magazine published the letter at the end of January and the 'Write On Me' singer has now revealed to MTV that she was moved to write it because of the anger she felt towards the appalling news:
"I got so angry when I heard about the 'Muslim ban'. Or, not really a Muslim ban - it was just seven specific countries in the Middle East (and North Africa) whose people have never participated in any affiliation with a terrorist attack (on U.S. soil). Those seven countries have never even been associated with that."
"So to claim them as 'terrorists' is even false to begin with. It doesn’t make any sense. So I was like, 'We need to write something about this'. People need to know what’s going on. People need to wake up."
When asked by Trump's political decisions have felt so personal to her, she added: "One of [Trump’s] first executive orders was to take away our rights to our bodies. I am also bisexual. His vice-president believes in conversion therapy. I am also of immigrant descent. My grandparents and my mom came from Cuba back in the ’60s because they were fleeing from communism and Castro. I wouldn’t be here otherwise. I don’t understand what’s going on right now — it just doesn’t make any sense."
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