Camila Cabello has taken to Twitter this week to give an apology for her previous racist and offensive remarks after they resurfaced on the Internet.
The remarks were made on a now deleted Tumblr account allegedly belonging to Cabello back in 2012 – around the same time she was made a part of Fifth Harmony – and resurfaced largely in part to Twitter user @motivatefenty, who posted a viral thread about them.
The remarks see Cabello allegedly make a stack of xenophobic and racist jokes, use the n word liberally and even circulated a meme poking fun at Rihanna’s 2009 domestic assault.
Cabello’s statement on Twitter reads as follows:
“When I was younger, I used language that I’m deeply ashamed of and will regret forever,” she wrote.
“I was uneducated and ignorant and once I became aware of the history and the weight and true meaning behind this horrible and hurtful language, I was deeply embarrassed I ever used it.”
“I apologised then and I apologise again now.”
“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,” she continued.
“Those mistakes don’t represent the person I am or a person I’ve ever been. I only stand and have ever stood for love and inclusivity, and my heart has never, even then, had any ounce of hate or divisiveness. The truth is I was embarrassingly ignorant and unaware. I use my platform to speak out about injustice and inequality and I’ll continue doing that. I can’t say enough how deeply sorry and ashamed I feel, and I apologise again from the bottom of my heart.”
Read her statement in full below.
I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart. pic.twitter.com/iZrnUawUAb
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) December 18, 2019