Camila Cabello Has Addressed Her Problematic Internet History In New Interview

26 February 2018, 15:00

Camila Cabello Grammys 2018
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Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

Camila recently spoke about THOSE infamous screenshots in a new interview.

It's a question that's been asked a lot over the past 6 months or so on the internet: should you be held accountable for any offensive and potentially racist tweets or blog posts that you may have written when you were a young, naive, teenager?

There was a HUGE epidemic of celebrities' old tweets surfacing a few months ago; Stormzy was called out, YouTuber Jack Maynard was literally removed from a TV show and YouTuber James Charles was forced to address them head on.

And now Camila Cabello, who has a well documented history of derogatory tweets and messages online, has addressed her situation in a new interview with The Sunday Times.


Screenshots of tweets and private messages sent by 15-year-old Camila have been circulating online for years after a huge leak. The messages contained racist comments about her former band-mates and the continued use of the n-word. (Note: It hasn't explicitly been confirmed that these screenshots were genuine. Many people still speculate that they were photoshopped. Others seem to have videos that link back to her verified accounts.)

Back in 2013, she apologised for the tweets (one in which she used n-word slang to reference Obama) that came from her pre-X Factor One Direction "stan account".

Camila Cabello Apology Tweet
Picture: Twitter

Thanks to her HUGE new success in her solo career, those screenshots have inevitably been brought back up by the internet. In the interview with The Sunday Times, Camila addressed the screenshots and tweets head on and says that "she has learnt".

Speaking about how difficult it is to exist as a public figure online with people trying to catch her slipping at every moment, she said: "That's why I barely go on social media. There's no way to live life without making mistakes or saying the wrong thing. I'm not going to live like some perfect pop singer. I'm human and the inhuman part of this is public scrutiny. I want to stay away from anything that makes me think I can't live my life the way everyone else does."


When you give a 15-year-old the power to do whatever they want on the internet, it always leads to trouble. Camila has clearly learned from her mistakes. Should we still be holding her accountable?