Camila Cabello Has Apologized For Using The N-Word And Fans Are Pretty Messed Up About It
Everyone has their skeletons but we did not expect this from Camila Cabello.
Over the past few years, use of the N-word has sparked quite a bit of debate. In an era where social media is made it possible to hold just about everyone accountable for their past, we’ve seen quite a bit of a reckoning. This year, the world watched as comedian Kevin Hart fell from the graces of his fans after had discovered that he had made homophobic tweets from his Twitter account from 2010 to 2011. In 2018, rising R&B songstress Sabrina Claudio took a hit to her career when it was revealed that she had attacked Black women and used the N-word on her Twitter account years ago. And just a few months ago actress Gina Rodriguez, proved herself to be, once again, extremely problematic when she sang the N-word on a live Instagram stream while not even batting an eye.
Now, Camila Cabello, the songstress who shot out like a star from her band Fifth Harmony and created hits like “Havana” has been discovered to be part of the problematic club this whole time. The Cuban singer and actress, set to star in a remake of Cinderella, was forced to apologize for repeatedly using the N-word on her Tumblr account when she was a teenager.
After a Twitter thread posted by a user went viral yesterday, which document racist posts by Camila Cabello Twitter was shocked.
In a series of tweets, which have flagged by Buzzfeed as spewing “racism, xenophobia, domestic violence, and slurs” Camila was shown to have taken part in conversations that were extremely damaging. The thread revealed that Cabello had reblogged various racist and xenophobic Tumblr posts that mocked people who were Asian, Mexican and Black.
According to Buzfeed, she also used the N-word in an original post she had written herself.
According to the Twitter account @motivaefenty, Cabello had also reblogged a meme that made fun of Rihannas’s 2009 assault by Chris Brown.
In response to the tweets, Cabello tweeted an apology to her fans saying that she was “sorry from the bottom of my heart.”
In a statement from her Twitter account, Cabello 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 and hurtful language, I was deeply embarrassed I ever used it.”
Cabello continued with her apology writing “I apologized then and I apologize again now. 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.”
Critics on Twitter were quick to slam Cabello’s apology pointing out that she would have known better.
“In South Africa, we learnt about racism in Grade 4 and what words are insensitive to use. Ion what she was thinking saying that at 15, she making up excuses at this point,” wrote one user in response to Cabello’s apology.
“Hey I’m Hispanic and grew up around that word and I knew from a young age, it was wrong. It’s a word of oppression, and Hispanic people should know better. She has no excuse. She was 16,” pointed out another user.
Meanwhile, others were quick to defend Cabello writing “I’m 100% black, and I fully support her. I understand that Hispanic people from Miami say “n*gga” a lot, and I also think getting worked up over tweets by a middle schooler 8 years ago is whack…”
There’s no telling what will happen for Cabello next, but we’re pretty sure it wont include big repercussions.