Camila Cabello Apologizes For Past Offensive Language: 'I Was Uneducated'

By Hayden Brooks

December 18, 2019

Camila Cabello has addressed some previously unearthed social media posts, where the former Fifth Harmony singer used racially insensitive and problematic language.

"When I was younger, I used language that I’m deeply ashamed of and will regret forever," the singer, 22, wrote via Instagram Stories on Wednesday (December 18). "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 went on to admit that she has previously apologized for her language, but wants to apologize for it once again as she would never want to intentionally hurt anyone. "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 continued. "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 an ounce of hate or divisiveness."

Cabello's lengthy apology comes after screenshots of since-deleted, offensive 2012 posts recently resurfaced on Twitter and went viral.

Photo: Getty Images

Camila Cabello

Chat About Camila Cabello Apologizes For Past Offensive Language: 'I Was Uneducated'

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.

    Connect

    © 2021 iHeartMedia, Inc.