Camila Cabello has responded to fans who accused her of performing her current track with a background dancer costumed in blackface.
Camila Cabello speaks out after seeing the hate directed at one of her supporting dancers following her appearance on The Tonight Show on 23rd July.
Fans took exception with one background performer who appeared to have their complexion tinted with makeup as the 24-year-old singer launched her new track, Don’t Go Yet.
Camila replied to fans and critics who accused her and the dancer of wearing blackface during the show, explaining that the accusations were simply false. It was planned for that person to have a noticeable fake spray tan.
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Camila shared in her note via the iPhone Notes app:
Hey! so this dude was just supposed to be a white man with a terrible spray tan. we purposefully tried to pull together a multicultural group of performers, the expectation was not that everyone in the performance needed to be Latin.
There are white people, African American people, latin people, etc. and so the point wasn’t to try to make everyone look Latin either. There are a lot of people in the performance who are not. The point was to try to make each person look like an over the top ’80s character just like in the video, including a white dude with a terrible orange spray tan.
Camila Cabello also uploaded a snapshot of a post made by the dancer in an inquiry on Instagram Story, in which he posted a selfie with a caption.
In case you missed my spray tan last night on @jimmyfallon with @camila_cabello.
Multiple media outlets have sought the star’s representatives for further comment, but none has responded.