Normani Finally Addresses Camila Cabello’s Racist Posts: ‘’She Didn’t Take Responsibility’’
Normani Kordei finally shared her thoughts on her former Fifth Harmony bandmate Camila Cabello over past racist Tumblr posts that resurfaced in December last year, which shows that Camila, 22, uses the n-word and Asian racial slurs among other derogatory memes as ‘’joke references’’.
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In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Normani, 23, first expressed anxiety toward addressing the issue. The ‘’Motivation’ singer explained that she wished to be ‘’concise’’ about how she addressed the matter. She soon sent her response via email to the interviewer that wrote:
“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,” Normani’s email began.
Yes, Camila apologised for the comments, admitting she was ‘uneducated and ignorant’ when they were written, but Normani was hurt it took her so long to speak out about it. ‘’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.” Normani even said she had suffered racist attacks on social media, mostly from Camila’s fans, when they worked together in the girlband.
Normani concluded the email with a message, “I hope there is genuine understanding about why this was absolutely unacceptable. To my brown men and women, we are like no other. Our power lies within our culture’’. See Camila’s lengthy apology post below:
I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart. pic.twitter.com/iZrnUawUAb
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) December 18, 2019