Nearly a month ago, Harmonizers were left devastated when Camila Cabello made her announcement that she was leaving Fifth Harmony. Each side had their own defence, and the media was trying to stir up controversies about why the 19-year-old decided to quit. Also, how the hell was the pop group supposed to be called Fifth Harmony if there were only 4 people in it? So while that gets figured out, here is a letter that Camila told Lena Dunham in an interview about her departure –
“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. 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 was a part of the Work From Home hit makers since she was just 15-years-old, which means she’d had to put up with this sexualization through her formative teenage years.
“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. There’s nothing wrong with 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.”
However, for the young singer, it looks like she was more comfortable about the music rather than the image. She had expressed earlier how she wanted to leave the band but decided against it for the sake of the girls. Since her decision, she nor the other members seem to be on talking terms. Just a couple of days ago they posed together for the first time since the 5-member group condensed to four.
Finally, Camila has a bit of advice for women everywhere: “I think the thing that I would like to say to young women is, if you’re not ready for it, put your foot down.”