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Camila Cabello is in hot waters after her mid-teen Tumblr posts resurfaced on the Internet. A user posted old posts of her with highly racist remarks, things she posted when she was only 15. Although the racist posts are no longer available, most of the fans have already seen the remarks by the young pop star. On her part, Cabello has given out her ‘deepest’ apologies in a lengthy Twitter post. Now, does that mean that she does not have to stay “canceled” anymore?
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Camila Cabello Apologizes For Her Past
The Senorita singer Camila Cabello does not feel good about her past at all. In a single post, she made a lengthy post about how sorry she feels about her racist remarks on social media.
“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 embarrassed I ever used it.”
She continues to explain that whatever she did, happened in the past without her awareness and lack of knowledge. She reassured that she is 22 now, and has learned a lot by now. However, her fans are not liking this apology at all.
Does It Even Matter?
Camila Cabello has also received criticism from E! News. Daily Pop host Justin Sylvester believes that the bigger the star is, the lesser repercussions they have to face. He explained that if Camila had been exposed a few years earlier, back when her career only started, she would have gone down immediately. Unfortunately, now that she is an established artist, it doesn’t really affect her.
DailyBeast also starts off by saying that the “cancel culture” is something that will not be meaningful. Camila’s career began through Fifth Harmony, after which she started her own thing. Her duet with Shawn Mendes in Senorita is among the Top 40 songs. Whereas, Romance is her second album, released on December 6.
Perhaps if Cabello did it only once, or a few times her apology meant something. Unfortunately, the singer had a consistent trend of posting racist stuff on the Internet when she was 15.