Camila Cabello Hated Fifth Harmony Becoming ‘Sexualized’
Since leaving Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello has been explaining some of the issues that caused her to leave the girl group in the first place.
In an interview for Lena Dunham’s podcast, Camila revealed that one of the reasons she left the group was because she felt “inappropriately sexualized” in the group. Apparently, this has always been an issue for the singer, considering she joined the group at age 15 while on The X Factor USA.
“Especially with being a girl group, there’s been a lot of times where people have tried to sexualize us to just get more attention. Unfortunately, sex sells,” Camila stated “There’s definitely been times where there’s stuff that I have not been comfortable with and I’ve had to put my foot down.”
Camila would go on to explain that while there’s nothing wrong with being sexy, it can be hard when you’re just a young girl.
“I definitely think being a young girl, there’s a time where — like when you’re in middle school or when you first start liking boys — you don’t really feel comfortable,” Camila stated. “You remember that time when you first got your period, or when your boobs started coming in, that you were like, This is weird. You have to grow into yourself. I feel like it’s been tricky because we’ve had to grow into ourselves while being in front of the world and while making songs that did have a lot of sexual undertones.”
She would go on to add, “I think the thing that I would say to young women is, if you’re not ready for it, put your foot down.”
All in all, I think Camila has done a good job at damage control since being called out by fans on social media for her statements railing against her former bandmates, and for being put on blast in their responses. Ultimately, I think she was justified in her reasons for leaving if that’s how she felt. And if she felt that way, it wouldn’t surprise me if some of the other members in the group felt similarly. It really makes you wonder if any one else secretly wants to leave. But that’s all just speculation, at this point. I’m hoping Camila is able to find a more comfortable form of expression in her solo career.
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