Prominent artists are regarded by many people as role models – but there are always cases in which praiseworthy behavior of individual stars is not known. This is exactly what happened to Camila Cabello. Now the singer tries to limit the damage – and shows remorse.
In recent days, the 22-year-old’s earlier comments had been discussed on social media, in which she had made blatantly racist comments about other people. On Twitter and Instagram, Cabello then published a statement in which she apologizes.
“When I was younger, I used a language that I am very ashamed of and that I will forever regret,” Cabello wrote. She was uneducated and ignorant and only later learned the historical significance behind racist statements.
She is now 22 years old and has learned, she wrote: “I would never intentionally hurt anyone and I regret this with all my heart.” She can’t undo her transgressions – “but once you know better, you can do better, and that’s all you can do.”
Cabello is a migrant herself: The singer was born in the Cuban capital Havana before emigrating to the USA as a child. Artistically, things have been going very well for the 22-year-old recently: After her first album was released last year, her songs have already received many awards and are among the most streamed on Spotify.
With singer Shawn Mendes, who has officially been her boyfriend since May, Cabello delivered the summer hit “Señorita”. The Latin song has been viewed more than 40 million times on streaming platforms and was at number one in the charts in Germany for three weeks.