Yesterday, a viral Twitter thread by user @motivatefenty documented many racist posts that Camila Cabello allegedly shared on her Tumblr as a teen, between 2012 and 2013.
In a nutshell: Camila reblogged many racist and xenophobic Tumblr posts that mocked black, Asian, and Mexican people. Many of these posts contained the n-word, and in at least one case, it appears she used the slur in an original post she wrote herself.
She also reblogged a meme making fun of Rihanna's 2009 assault. Soon after the Twitter thread went viral, Camila's old Tumblr account was apparently deleted.
And this afternoon, Camila took to social media and apologized for her past behavior online.
"When I was younger, I used language that I'm deeply ashamed of and will regret forever," she wrote in a statement posted to her Instagram and Twitter.
"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."
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 I said in the past. But once you know better, you do better and that's all I can do.