Camila Cabello Discusses Feeling Sexualized During Her Time in Fifth Harmony
Camila Cabello recalls instances in which people tried to sexualize her and her former Fifth Harmony bandmates in order to draw attention to their music.
Cabello discusses the sexualization of her former band in an interview with Lena Dunham for her online newsletter, Lenny, which is also featured on an episode of her podcast, Women of the Hour.
Camila said that “There’s been a lot of times where people have tried to sexualize us to just get more attention. Unfortunately, sex sells, 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. There’s nothing wrong with showing sexuality. If you have that inside, it’s just an expression of who you are. If you want to share that with people, that’s amazing.”
The former Fifth Harmony member, who announced her departure from the group in December, tells young women that they should stand their ground if they feel like they are being pushed into an uncomfortable situation. “I think the thing that I would say to young women is, if you’re not ready for it, put your foot down,” says Cabello.