Camilla Cabello has apologized after racist posts from her past resurfaced online. The racist posts from her Tumblr account showed her using racially insensitive language.
The now-deleted Tumblr posts were shared in a Twitter thread titled: “Exposing Camila Cabello‘s racist and downright disturbing tumblr reblogs.”
In the apology post issued days after Normani, her former bandmate in Fifth Harmony opened up on being racially abused by Cabello’s fans during their time together, the award-winning Cuban-American singer said she was “deeply ashamed” of the racist comments she’s made in the past.
Cabello wrote on both Twitter and her Instagram Stories;
“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.
“I would never intentionally hurt anyone and I regret it from the bottom of my heart. As much as I wish I could, I can’t go back in time and change things I said in the past. But once you know better, you do better and that’s all I can do.
“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.
“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.”
She also disclosed that she now uses her platform to speak out about injustice and inequality. Cabello added;
“I’ll continue doing that. I can’t say enough how deeply sorry and ashamed I feel, and I apologize again from the bottom of my heart.”