Fifth Harmony was formed six years ago on “X-Factor” and they have enjoyed some serious success as a girl group. However, the five members of the original band had auditioned to seek their own solo careers. It was the “X-Factor” judges that put the group together. Rumors have swirled of the group breaking up since Camila Cabello left the group in December 2016. On Monday, March 19, Fifth Harmony confirmed the rumors by announcing an indefinite hiatus. Here’s how fans are taking the news.
After more than a year of rumors, Fifth Harmony has announced a hiatus.
— Fifth Harmony (@FifthHarmony) March 19, 2018
The singers expressed untold gratitude to their fans for getting them this far. However, they want to go at it alone at the moment.
“After six years going hard, non stop, we also realized that in order to stay authentic to ourselves and to you, we do need to take some time for now to go on a hiatus from Fifth Harmony in order to pursue solo endeavors,” reads the statement shared on social media.
The news came as sort of a surprise to Harmonizers across social media.
— ♕ sarah (سارة) has pcd (@alrenslovelies) March 19, 2018
It’s kind of hard to be surprised that Fifth Harmony is going on hiatus. There has been no time limit placed on how long the women will spend pursuing individual projects and fans are nervous this could be the official end.
Even though fans have speculated on this split for a while, it still hurts.
so it’s happening pic.twitter.com/Dh1D12J4Mo
— ᴺᴷ (@cartwheelkordei) March 19, 2018
So many people were just like this on their commutes to work and school tomorrow. Maybe it is all a bad dream?
There is already new speculation that this is just going to be like the One Direction split.
Mmmh i think they’re going to do the same thing as 1D …
— ♕ (@Dinahandseen) March 19, 2018
If you don’t know what happened with One Direction, the group announced a hiatus after years together and they never came back. Fans were left hoping that the band would reunite but it’s just not happening and Fifth Harmony fans don’t want the same to happen to them.
But some hardcore fans are keeping the faith that the women will reunite.
Good to know. I’ll be WAITING. pic.twitter.com/xwDpm4Ac4o
— layla (@dinahkiwi) March 19, 2018
Does this already constitute denial or is it too early to call?
Of course, some people have to add their own little bit of shade in response to the news.
— Revee (@ReveeMusic) March 19, 2018
Cabello’s exit was one of the first signs that made people believe that the band would be on hiatus sooner than later.
Other fans have remained stunned as if they were really blindsided.
Me after I reading Fifth Harmony’s letter on twitter:
**Pretends to be shocked.
“I knew it was coming!”
“Sad but I’m more happy and excited for them!” #ThankYouFifthHarmony
Me after 2 hours when they announced their hiatus… pic.twitter.com/I9ZtZSQ5kE
— S (@shelovesssushi) March 19, 2018
It kind of feels like a breakup when your favorite band separates. Like, both a breakup with you and like you have to choose a side of the band. Talk about a tough decision.
But, overwhelmingly, fans are grateful to Fifth Harmony for the adventure they shared.
Lauren for showing us to love everybody no matter what
Normani for teaching us to follow our dreams and never give up
Dinah for making us laugh when we were in our darkest moments
Ally for showing us that light does exist in the world and to be kind
— p loves camila? (@adorecamilac) March 19, 2018
A lot of the tweets about the hiatus had their own touch of shade by excluding Cabello.