Camila Cabello has apologised for racist comments she made in the past. The singer says she is “deeply ashamed” of the language she used when she was 14-years-old.
A Twitter account shared a series of posts from the singer’s old Tumblr account that feature xenophobic content and racially insensitive language.
Camila issued an apology after she was hit with waves of backlash:
“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.”
She continued, “I apologised then and I apologise 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.”
“I’m 22 now, I’m an adult and I’ve grown and learned and am conscious and aware of the history and pain it carries in a way I wasn’t before,” Camila stated.
The singer added: “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.”
She continued, “The truth is I was embarrassingly ignorant and unaware. I use my platform to speak out about injustice and inequality and I’ll continue doing that.”
“I can’t say enough how deeply sorry and ashamed I feel, and I apologise again from the bottom of my heart.”