Camila Cabello apologises after racist posts she made as a teenager resurface
"I can’t say enough how deeply sorry and ashamed I feel.”
Singer Camila Cabello has issued a lengthy apology after racist Tumblr posts she made as a teenager have resurfaced.
Between 2012 and 2013, Cabello shared a series of posts on her Tumblr account, including racist jokes and imagery.
The Grammy-nominated musician has since posted an extensive apology note to her personal Twitter account. The 'Havana' singer said that she's sorry and "deeply ashamed of " using offensive and hurtful words on social media."
The messages resurfaced this week via a Twitter thread which accused the singer of racism.
Cabello’s Tumblr account was deleted within hours.
In her apology on Twitter, Cabello admitted her messages were “horrible and hurtful”.
She writes: “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. 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.”
Cabello said 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 recently released and it reached No 3 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The singer-songwriter is set to play Dublin's 3Arena on 8 February.
I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart. pic.twitter.com/iZrnUawUAb
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) December 18, 2019