Camila Cabello took to Instagram this week to share some words about body shamers and girls’ body images after seeing posts criticizing her body.
The singer posted a written note to her Instagram Stories talking about having taken a break from social media to avoid seeing those kinds of posts, and is now addressing those posts for the sake of young girls like her sister, who may think that the perfect bodies they see on social media are the “norm.”
“I haven’t gone on social media AT ALL with the conscious intention of avoiding things that hurt my feelings, but for a second I forgot while trying to find a pic to post about it being Havana’s 2 year anniversary and my eyes accidentally ran over a headline of people ‘body shaming me,'” Camila wrote.
“Honestly first thing I felt was super insecure just IMAGINING what these pictures must look like, oh no! My cellulite! Oh no! I didn’t suck in my stomach! But then I was like… of course there are bad pictures, of course there are bad angles, my body’s not made of fucking rock, or all muscle, for that matter, but the saddest part of young girls growing up in an airbrushed world is they’re seeking a perfection that’s not real.
“I’m writing this for girls like my little sister who are growing up on social media,” she wrote. “They’re constantly seeing photoshopped, edited pictures and thinking that’s reality, and everyone’s eyes get used to seeing airbrushed skin, and suddenly they think THAT’S the norm. ?!!! It isn’t. It’s fake. AND FAKE IS BECOMING THE NEW REAL. We have a completely unrealistic view of a woman’s body. Girls, cellulite is normal, fat is normal. It’s beautiful and natural. I won’t buy into bullshit today!!!! Not today Satan, and I hope you don’t either
“Love only, Camila.”
Camila’s Instagram story (August 3rd) pic.twitter.com/WYMiSW0Pnx— Camila Cabello News (@CCabelloNews) August 3, 2019
In the meantime, Camila has been promoting her latest song Señorita, which is a collaboration with Shawn Mendes. The song and its music video was released just over a month ago, and has already garnered almost 500 million views on YouTube.
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