Camila Cabello apologises after ‘racist’ Tumblr posts resurface: ‘I’m deeply ashamed’

Singer said she used to be ‘uneducated and ignorant’

Ellie Harrison
Thursday 19 December 2019 08:48
Camila Cabello attends the 2019 American Music Awards
Camila Cabello attends the 2019 American Music Awards

Camila Cabello has apologised after “racist” comments she allegedly posted on Tumblr resurfaced online.

The now-deleted Tumblr posts were shared in a Twitter thread titled: “Exposing Camila Cabello‘s racist and downright disturbing tumblr reblogs.”

In what appeared to be response to the thread, the singer tweeted a lengthy apology under the caption “I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart.”

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 language, I was deeply embarrassed I ever used it.”

Cabello added that she believed she has grown up a lot over the past few years.

“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 said.

“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.”

She described her past self as “embarrassingly ignorant and unaware” and said she now uses social media as a platform to “speak out about injustice and inequality”.

Cabello concluded: “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.”

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