Camila Cabello is sticking up for herself against body shamers.
The 22-year-old took to social media on Saturday to celebrate the two year anniversary of her hit “Havana” and she took the opportunity to send a message about body positivity.
“I haven’t gone on social media AT ALL with the conscious intention of avoiding things that hurt my feelings,” Camila wrote. “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.”
“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!” Camila continued. “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.”
Camila continued: “I’m writing this for girls like my little sister who are growing up on social media. They’re constantly seeing photoshopped, edited pictures and thinking that’s reality, and everyone’s eyes get used to seeing airbrushed skin, an 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 bullsh*it today!”
Camila’s Instagram story (August 3rd) pic.twitter.com/WYMiSW0Pnx
— Camila Cabello News (@CCabelloNews) August 3, 2019