Camila Cabello Shares Powerful Message About Body Image
Camila Cabello shared a powerful message about body image on Saturday in an Instagram story aimed at young girls.
“I haven’t gone on social media AT ALL with the conscious intention of avoiding things that hurt my feelings,” the pop star wrote. But, Cabello said she was looking for a photo to post to mark the second anniversary of her hit “Havana” when “my eyes accidentally ran over a head line of people ‘body shaming me.’
“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 f**king rock, or all muscle, for that matter.”
Cabello said the saddest thing about young girls growing up “in an airbrushed world” is that they are looking for perfection that doesn’t exist. She said girls like her younger sister Sofia are growing up on social media and seeing Photoshopped images “and thinking that’s reality.”
The 22-year-old singer said “FAKE IS BECOMING THE NEW REAL.”
She added: “Girls, cellulite is normal. fat is normal. It’s beautiful and natural. I won’t buy into the bulls**t today!!! … and I hope you don’t either.”
Read Cabello's full message below: