You go, Camila Cabello! The singer just clapped back at some nasty body shamers, and we are seriously living for her response. The brunette beauty took to her Instagram Stories on Sunday, August 4, where she let the world know she was done with internet trolls once and for all.
“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 two year anniversary and my eyes accidentally ran over a headline of people ‘body shaming me,'” she 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 f–king 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,” the 22-year-old 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, 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 women’s body. Girls, cellulite is normal. Fat is normal. It’s beautiful and natural. I won’t buy into the bulls–t today. Not today, Satan. And I hope you don’t either. Love only, Camila.”
Preach, girl! As fans know, the former Fifth Harmony singer recently opened up about living with anxiety, and we’re seriously so proud of her. Camila revealed that when she was younger, she was terrified to sing in public.
“I got teary eyed when people sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to me because people looking at me actually made me overwhelmed. I was generally incredibly nervous and socially anxious when I was little,” she shared. “I did an interview the other day where I got it again. The interviewer said something along the lines of, ‘So… how’d you end up here?’ The answer is, I feel like my whole life there’s been two Camila’s in me. 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 than to play ball. 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.’ And that is literally how I can sum up how I’ve gotten to this point in my life.”
But now, she’s overcome those fears.
“I went from never wanting to sing in front of my family to being addicted to performing, from being too anxious to hang out with new people to… still being a little anxious but having THE BEST time and making irreplaceable memories,” the “Havana” songstress continued. “The essence of me is the same, but I’ve changed so much as a person. You choose who you’re going to be. Force yourself to do what you’re afraid of, always, and go after what you want and who you want to be because you’re worth that. You’re worth the fight. It’s the most worthwhile one there is.”
It’s seriously so refreshing to see how real she’s keeping it.
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