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Camila Cabello Releases Apology For Racist Social Media Posts

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.

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