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Camila Cabello Has Apologized After Racist Tumblr Posts From Her Teen Years Resurfaced

"When I was younger, I used language that I'm deeply ashamed of and will regret forever."

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.

exposing camila cabello‘s racist and downright disturbing tumblr reblogs: a thread

You can check out the full Twitter thread here (content warning: racism, xenophobia, domestic violence, and slurs).

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.

UPDATE: it appears that camila deleted vous-etess-belle. luckily, i archived all the links in this thread on the wayback machine last night.

And this afternoon, Camila took to social media and apologized for her past behavior online.

I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart.

"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."

She continued:

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.

"These mistakes don't represent the person I am or a person I've ever been," she added.

"I use my platform to speak out about injustice and inequality and I'll continue doing that," she concluded. "I can't say enough how deeply sorry and ashamed I feel, and I apologize again from the bottom of my heart."

You can read Camila's full apology here.