Camila Cabello addresses her old racist Tumblr account that resurfaced

On Wednesday, Camila Cabello apologized for racist posts and memes that came from an old Tumblr account she used to run.

On Tuesday, a Twitter user dredged up the Tumblr account.

“Exposing Camila Cabello‘s racist and downright disturbing Tumblr reblogs: a thread,” Twitter user user @motivatefenty wrote, sharing screenshots of the “Havana” singer’s former Tumblr page vous-etess-belle.

https://twitter.com/motivatefenty/status/1207076463909978115

Motivatefenty confirmed the account belonged to the singer by posting a screenshot of a photo Cabello shared in response to an anonymous user who asked, “Can you post a pic of yourself?”

The account’s profile picture also resembles Cabello.

In the thread, motivatefenty reveals that Cabello used the N-word. She also shared a meme with the N-word spelled with an “er” and shared several racist memes, one of which targeted a Black child.

https://twitter.com/motivatefenty/status/1207076981814235136

“She reblogged this extremely racist GIF that stereotypes an African-American child,” motivatefenty tweeted, along with a screenshot of Cabello’s posts, which show side-by-side images of a Black boy grinning at fried chicken in one photo and watermelon in another.

https://twitter.com/motivatefenty/status/1207077342159527936

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Cabello also made fun of Rihanna for being a victim of domestic violence.

“Rihanna’s IQ is 117, can you beat her?” another post quipped.

In another post, Camilla shared a screenshot of a Google search with the question: “Why do Asians speak the ching chong language?”

https://twitter.com/motivatefenty/status/1207083659167182848

In another set of posts, Cabello took shots at Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, and Taylor Swift.

“No one cares what I’m singing about but you can assume it’s a shitty metaphor for sex,” she wrote, taking another shot at Rihanna in a post critiquing music played on the radio.

https://twitter.com/motivatefenty/status/1207086224130936832

Cabello has previously been accused of calling her former Fifth Harmony bandmate Normani the N-word. She denied those accusations.

“This goes to show she knew exactly what she meant when she called her band mate the n word,” motivatefenty argued.

https://twitter.com/motivatefenty/status/1207080984744808453

The singer expressed remorse and blamed her young age for the resurfaced posts.

“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 truth behind this horrible and hurtful language, I was deeply embarrassed I ever used it,” she wrote on both Twitter and in an Instagram story.

Cabello added that she is now an adult and has chosen to use her platform to empower others instead of degrading them.

“I apologized then and I apologize 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,” she continued. “I can’t say enough how deeply sorry and ashamed I feel, and I apologize again from the bottom of my heart.”

Yet, many were far from moved.

“Girl…what are they teaching the girls in US? Are you telling me at 16 this lady didn’t know what racism was???? I’m so confused,” Twitter user @MasaDiamond questioned.

Another dubbed her response a “stale apology.”

“Yea sorry you got caught. They should impeach you too tbh,” Twitter user @tomorrowmanx wrote.

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Tiffanie Drayton

Tiffanie Drayton

Tiffanie Drayton is a geek culture and lifestyle reporter whose work covers everything from gender and race to anime and Xbox. Her work has appeared in Complex, Salon, Marie Claire, Playboy, and elsewhere.