Camila Cabello has vowed to get to work after admitting in a lengthy statement last year that she has used ‘ignorant’ and ‘racist’ language in the past.
The 24-year-old Havana singer told People she attends weekly racial healing sessions so she can ‘do better’, while also speaking of being ‘held accountable’ ‘of his actions.
Cabello made an effort to rectify her behavior – which once included sharing and writing racist memes and slurs on Tumblr – by contacting a racial equity group (National Compadres) which she said made all the difference. difference.
Get the job done: Camila Cabello, 24, revealed she attends racial healing sessions every week to help her be ‘accountable’ for her actions following self-admitting ‘uneducated and ignorant’ remarks in his past; photo march 2020
“It created a space where I was held accountable. You are corrected, you have homework and you learn. This is how you go. Now I know better so I can do better, ” she shared.
Last year, months before the massive Black Lives Matter movement sparked by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless others, Cabello issued a public apology on social media admitting she had participated in a “ hurtful language ” from the past.
In the mea culpa, she acknowledged problematic behavior as a teenager, most publicly involving her former Fifth Harmony teammate Normani and internet bullying.
Fans of the girl group came for Normani when they thought she insulted Cabello by calling her ‘weird’ in an interview, prompting the trolls to send her death threats in addition to sharing photoshopped images of her being lynched.
Understand: Cabello released a December 2019 statement in which she acknowledged her past racist behavior saying she was ‘uneducated and ignorant’ while vowing to do better
‘Devastated’: Her Fifth Harmony bandmate Normani found herself the victim of death threats and photoshopped lynching memes, which Camila publicly condemned before admitting she helped perpetuate some of them; 2018 photo
Cabello appeared to speak out against the intolerable behavior, tweeting: “ I will not tolerate in my timeline any sort of hatred, racism or discrimination towards ANYBODY, ” although it appeared that she had perpetuated some of it by sharing and loving them.
She later confessed to having been guilty of similar antics in the past in the apology, which left Normani “ devastated, as she told Rolling Stone: ‘It took her days to recognize this to what I was dealing with online, then years for her to take it. responsibility for the offensive tweets that have recently resurfaced.
In his December 2019 apology, Cabello wrote: ‘When I was younger I used language that I am deeply ashamed of and will regret forever. I was uneducated and ignorant and once I realized the history, weight and true meaning of this horrible and hurtful language, I was deeply embarrassed that I had ever used it.
In a January 2021 post on social media, she continued to encourage her 51.7 million followers to join her in making positive change, as she shared that classes have helped her “ `learn and discover the means [she] contributed to systems and beliefs that actively oppress others.
Fifth Harmony: The now disbanded girl group had a plethora of loyal fans, but a relatively harmless comment Normani made in an interview with Camila caused social media trolls to inflict dangerous cruelty that she didn’t stop; 2015 photo
Healing: The singer from Havana spoke about the Healing Justice Project telling people, ‘As I learned more about the experiences of others around the world, I was like,’ How can I help the people who are on the front lines of dismantling the systems that create oppression? ‘; photographed March 3
She vowed to use her platform to speak out against “ injustice and inequality, ” which she continued to prove this year when she embarked on a new venture called the Healing Justice Project.
Both started and partly funded by Camila and the Movement Voter Fund, the organization aims to uplift marginalized groups through resources, currently having 10 organizations under their umbrella.
Sharing the effort a bit, she said: “ As I learned more about the experiences of others around the world, I was like, ‘How can I help people who are in first line of dismantling the systems that create oppression? this with my own personal journey with sanity and healing? “‘
Striving to help others through financial and mental health resources, she admitted, “I know not everyone has the resources that I have access to because of where I am. currently. So I want to help ”, while adding that she is above all actively learning to become“ a true ally ”.
Support: His organization, in part with the Movement Voter Fund, provides resources to uplift marginalized groups through mental health and financial aid; pictured with boyfriend Shawn Mendes