AceShowbiz - Normani Kordei was not really impressed with Camila Cabello's apology for her racist social media posts. For Normani, Camila's offensive remarks hit her hard because, as a black person, she faced "senseless attacks daily, as does the rest of [her] community."
Camila's racist slurs represented "a day in the life for us," Normani said. "I have been tolerating discrimination far before I could even comprehend what exactly was happening. Direct and subliminal hatred has been geared towards me for many years solely because of the color of my skin."
For Normani, it also hurt a lot more because they used to be bandmates. "It would be dishonest if I said that this particular scenario didn't hurt me. It was devastating that this came from a place that was supposed to be a safe haven and a sisterhood," she explained, before adding that "if the tables were turned I would defend each of them in a single heartbeat."
She finally addressed Camila's apology, "It took days for her to acknowledge what I was dealing with online and then years for her to take responsibility for the offensive tweets that recently resurfaced. Whether or not it was her intention, this made me feel like I was second to the relationship that she had with her fans."
She then concluded, "I don't want to say that this situation leaves me hopeless because I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity for personal growth. I really hope that an important lesson was learned in this."
When her old racist comments resurfaced in 2019, Camila chalked it up as her being young and ignorant. "Once I became aware of the history and the weight and the true meaning behind this horrible and hurtful language, I was deeply embarrassed I ever used it," she said. "As much as I wish I could, I can't go back in time and change things I said in the past. But once you know better, you do better, and that's all I can do."