Racism: Camila Cabello is criticized after dancer doing blackface in performance – Prime Time Zone


Dancer appears beside the singer with face and body painted; artist rebuts and says that the proposal was to show a character with a ‘terrible orange artificial tan’

Reproduction/FacebookCamila Cabello is back with “Romance”

The singer Camila Cabello was criticized again on social networks this Saturday, 24, being accused of being racist. The reason is that the dancer Dylan Pearce, who participated alongside the artist in the performance of the single “Don’t Go Yet”, on the talk show of Jimmy Fallon, appeared in the presentation doing blackface, that is, with the face and body painted to darken the skin. The subject came to be among the most talked about themes of the Twitter and led to hundreds of criticisms of the artist. “The dancer did blackface and this is as much the team’s fault as it is, and I will never put a stop to a situation like this,” said one follower. “Camila Cabello propagating blackface in 2021 and you swearing that this girl had educated herself after being exposed at that time,” wrote another, referring to the 2019 episode in which old posts with racist comments by the artist reverberated on social media. At the time, the singer said she regretted it, apologized and stated that she had taken classes on education and racial equity. “I grew up, I’m an adult, I grew up, I learned and I’m aware of the story and the pain it carries in a way I wasn’t before. These mistakes do not represent the person I am”, he said at the time.

With the negative repercussion after the presentation this Saturday, the singer returned to speak on social networks stating that the painting on the body and face of the dancer was “a white man with a terrible orange artificial tan”, which, according to her , he looked like a “1980s character”. “We tried to bring together a multicultural group of performers, the expectation was not that everyone in the performance needed to be Latino. So, the issue was not trying to make everyone look like Latinos too,” he said in the publication.