Singer claps back at body shamers

People | AGENCIES 5 Aug 2019

Senorita singer Camila Cabello is no longer taking it sitting down. The 22-year-old star has lashed back at people trying to body shame her.

Cabello said she was celebrating the second-anniversary of her hit Havana with a photo, only to find out later that it attracted many negative comments online.

"I haven't gone on social media at all with the conscious intention of avoiding things that hurt my feelings," she said on Instagram Stories. "My eyes accidentally ran over a headline of people body shaming me."

She said she felt "super insecure," but added: "Then I was like of course there are bad pictures, of course there are bad angles, my body's not made of f***ing rock. But the saddest part of young girls growing up in an airbrushed world is they're seeking a perfection that's not real."

Cabello said she feels that young women are "constantly seeing" a fake reality.

"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," she said. "It isn't. It's fake. And fake is becoming the new real."

Cabello wants to empower fans: "Girls, cellulite is normal. Fat is normal. It's beautiful and natural."

Weeks ago, the Miami native opened up about her personal struggles with anxiety, according to E Online. She said she has two sides to her - one that forces her to go outside of her comfort zone and the other that wants to stay in and do nothing.

"There's little Camila that is terrified of the unknown, is aware of all the ways everything can go wrong and thinks it's safer to stay home," she said.

"Then there's the other Camila. And she knows what she wants out of life, is aware of how little time I have to let little Camila run the show while time passes by and grabs young me by the hand and forces her out the door saying: 'Let's go. You'll survive, and I'm not gonna miss out on this. Let's go.' "

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