Camila Cabello, Residente & More Artists React to Fidel Castro's Death

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From jubilation to toned-down reflective posts, Fidel Castro's death on Friday night (Nov. 25) caused an outpour of mixed reactions on social media from musicians, including Fifth Harmony's Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui, and Gloria Estefan. 

Cuba's longtime communist leader's death was confirmed by brother and now Cuban president Raúl Castro who went on state television to share the news. 


Below are some reactions from artists following the announcement of Castro's death. 

I want nothing more than to see the families that were divided to come together again and for all the years of pain to come to an end. ----❤️

- Camila Cabello (@camilacabello97) 26 de noviembre de 2016 

Although the death of a human being is rarely cause for celebration, it is the symbolic death of the destructive ideologies that he espoused that, I believe, is filling the Cuban exile community with renewed hope and a relief that has been long in coming. And although the grip of Castro's regime will not loosen overnight, the demise of a leader that oversaw the annihilation of those with an opposing view, the indiscriminate jailing of innocents, the separation of families, the censure of his people's freedom to speak, state sanctioned terrorism and the economic destruction of a once thriving & successful country, can only lead to positive change for the Cuban people and our world. May freedom continue to ring in the United States, my beautiful adopted country and may the hope for freedom be inspired and renewed in the heart of every Cuban in my homeland and throughout the world. -------- Aunque la muerte de un ser humano es raramente causa para celebrar, es la muerte simbólica de las ideologías destructivas que el patrocinó que, en mi opinión, están llenando al exilio Cubano de esperanza renovada y un alivio que ha tardado mucho en llegar. Y aunque el agarre del régimen Castrista no se aflojara de un día para otro, el deceso de un líder que supervisó el aniquilamiento de aquellos con puntos de vistas opuestos al suyo, el encarcelamiento de inocentes, la separación de familias, la censura de la libertad de expresión, el esparcimiento de terrorismo sancionado por su gobierno y la destrucción económica de un país exitoso que prosperaba, solo puede llevar a cambios positivos para el pueblo Cubano y el mundo. Que la libertad siga viva en los Estados Unidos, mi bello país adoptivo, y que la esperanza para la libertad crezca y se renueve en los corazones de cada Cubano en mi tierra natal y a través del mundo.--------

A photo posted by Gloria Estefan (@gloriaestefan) on Nov 26, 2016 at 9:48am PST


Fidel Castro is dead!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2016
 

Querido,odiado,admirado,criticado, hoy lo que nos separa nos une porque a todos de alguna forma nos afecta su muerte #FidelCastro

- Residente (@Residente) November 26, 2016 

SE MURIO LA CUCARAHAAAA #CUBALIBRE QUE FELICIDAD!!! Se que mis abuelitas estan bailando juntas en la fiesta en el cielo adonde esta cantando canciones de libertad y felicidad mi querida Celia Cruz #CUBAAAAAAA

A photo posted by laurenjauregui (@laurenjauregui) on Nov 26, 2016 at 12:38am PST

Fidel Castro has died. Beloved and despised. A symbol of resistance against western imperialist oppression and labeled an oppressor himself

- Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) November 26, 2016

Well one dictator kicked the bucket so we don't have to hear about that other dictator for a minute. #notmydictator

- Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) November 26, 2016