Camila Cabello Addresses Use of Racist Language After More Old Social Media Posts Resurface
Many fans of Camila Cabello have long denied their favorite singer‘s use of racist language and memes on old social media accounts. However, in an apology issued Wednesday, the former Fifth Harmony performer has confirmed that the posts are in fact hers.
Camila Cabello’s prior alleged racist posts and the new ones that surfaced
This isn’t the first time Cabello has been accused of racist language. Several years back, she was accused of using the n-word in leaked private social media messages. She apparently used the word to describe her fellow Fifth Harmony members, including Normani. At the time, she issued a vague apology but never confirmed that the messages were hers.
Cabello also received backlash for not directly addressing her fans for attacking Normani with racist threats and for not referring to Normani directly when she talked about what went on. Normani has spoken on several occasions about how that cyberbullying had an impact on her, especially her mental health.
On Tuesday, new posts surfaced via @motivatefenty on Twitter. In the thread, there were several racist and xenophobic posts and reblogs.
The posts included content that made fun of African Americans, Asians, and other demographics. One post in particular used the N-word. There was also a meme that made light of Rihanna’s domestic violence incident with Chris Brown.
Though the messages from years ago and the new ones that surfaced have not been confirmed to be Cabello, the fact that she has issued an apology shows that she is owning up to at least some of the content coming from her accounts.
Camila Cabello’s apology
Cabello posted an apology on social media in which she seemingly verified that the surfaced posts were hers.
“When I was younger, I used language that I’m deeply ashamed of and will regret forever,” she said. “I was uneducated and ignorant and once I became aware of the history and the weight and the true meaning behind this horrible and hurtful language, I was deeply embarrassed I ever used it. I apologize then and I apologize again now.”
She continued: “I’m 22 now, I’m an adult and I’ve grown and learned and am conscious and aware of the history and the pain it carries in a way I wasn’t before.”
Fans are not pleased with Cabello and her apology
Many fans are not here for Cabello’s apology and think she needs to do more.
“Girl…what are they teaching the girls in US? Are you telling me at 16 this lady didn’t know what racism was???? I’m so confused,” one fan tweeted.
“This isn’t the first time Camila Cabello been called out as a racist. Being a teenager doesn’t excuse that kind of behavior; you’re definitely old enough to know better And to defend her by saying she was young is bs because Black kids aren’t allowed any passes in this world,” someone else said.
Another said, “They said it was fake for years!!! Everything we said about Camila Cabello being racist is TRUE she’s forever done and so is her stans for lying and hiding when they knew for so long.”
Sharing similar sentiments, another person added, “That’s so funny because camilizers were out here saying that wasn’t her tumblr and now she’s here confirming that it IS.”
Hopefully, Cabello has realized that such words have harmful effects on others.