Two months ago, Camila Cabello posted an apology for her past racist remarks. Normani, Camila’s fellow former Fifth Harmony member, speaks up about how hurt she was when she read the racist post of Camila.
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Normani wrote her thoughts in an email for her ‘Rolling Stone’ cover story:
"I want to be very clear about what I’m going to say on this uncomfortable subject and figured it would be best to write out my thoughts to avoid being misconstrued, as I have been in the past,"
"I struggled with talking about this because I didn’t want it to be a part of my narrative, but I am a Black woman, who is a part of an entire generation that has a similar story. I face senseless attacks daily, as does the rest of my community. This represents a day in the life for us. I have been tolerating discrimination far before I could even comprehend what exactly was happening. Direct and subliminal hatred has been geared towards me for many years solely because of the color of my skin."
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She addressed that Camila took her own time in acknowledging the trolling Normani was going through.
“It would be dishonest if I said that this particular scenario didn’t hurt me,"
"It was devastating that this came from a place that was supposed to be a safe haven and a sisterhood because I knew that if the tables were turned, I would defend each of them in a single heartbeat. It took days for her to acknowledge what I was dealing with online and then years for her to take responsibility for the offensive tweets that recently resurfaced. Whether or not it was her intention, this made me feel like I was second to the relationship that she had with her fans."
Camilla had apologized via a post on Instagram, she wrote:
"When I was younger, I used language that I'm deeply ashamed of and will regret forever,"
Camila defended herself,
"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 apologize then and I apologize again now. I'm 22 now, I'm an adult and I've grown and learned and am conscious and aware of the history and the pain it carries in a way I wasn't before."
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Normani believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to grow and hoped for an important lesson to learn.
"I don’t want to say that this situation leaves me hopeless because I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity for personal growth.”
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