Pop singer Camila Cabello recently came under fire on social media as her past Tumblr posts containing racism and humiliating language against Asian, African-American and Mexican people surfaced. Her reblogged posts, comments and other remarks on the social media site were highly criticized by the fans who called her out for xenophobic and racist behavior.
Following the backlash, the Senorita singer took to Twitter to pen down an apology.
“I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart,” the 22-year old captioned her note.
“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,” wrote Camila.
“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. But once you know better, you do better and that’s all I do,” she continued.
“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 further wrote as she added that her “mistakes don’t represent” the person she is or has ever been.
Camila stated that she stands for love and inclusivity and her heart, never even back then had hate or divisiveness. Blaming it on her ignorance and unawareness, the singer wrote that she’s deeply ashamed of her posts.
“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 apologize again from the bottom of my heart,” concluded Camila.