Camila Cabello forced to apologise after racist posts resurface
American-Cuban singer Camila Cabello has been forced to apologize after racists posts she made resurfaced.
The posts were made on the blogging website Tumblr between 2012 and 2013 and featured racists jokes and imagery directed toward Fifth Harmony bandmate Normani. They were made when the Grammy-nominated singer, now 22, was a teenager, and in response to their renewed circulation, she has issued an extensive apology on social media.
They came to light again this week in a Twitter thread which branded the 22-year-old a racist.
Cabello described the content in her apology as "horrible and hurtful".
She wrote: "When I was younger, I used language that I'm deeply ashamed of and will regret forever. 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'm 22 now," she continued. "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. These mistakes don’t represent the person I am or [the] person I've ever been. I only stand and have ever stood for love and inclusivity and my heart has never, even then, had an ounce of hate or divisiveness."
The singer stressed that she regretted the posts "from the bottom of my heart", adding: "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."
Cabello's second album Romance was released on December 6 and reached No 3 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Meanwhile, in other Cabello-related news, Jenna Dewan has spoken out after claims she shaded Camila Cabello during the AMAs, where, as per Fox News, she appeared to describe the 22-year-old as "always extra."