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’
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.
camila cabello knowing or not knowing, intending or not: it was blackface and there is no justification
the least she should do was apologize for having offended people, simple as that
but no, she and the team decided to give a meaningless justification
– Rachel. (@lukovshelf) July 24, 2021
But how is it that in the 21st century people still really think that blackface is just a “joke”????? Serious!
— ∞ Brazil is chipped 🤯 🇧🇷 ∞ (@BuniBoo_) July 24, 2021
camila cabello comes to post a text swearing to god she was educated there in her next single in the presentation there is a dancer literally on her SIDE doing blackface.
– ًً (@rmpjs) July 24, 2021
No, the dancer that Camila Cabello hired doesn’t have vitiligo, she and her team are really racist and decided that it would be interesting in the middle of 2021 to propagate Blackface that was already used to ridicule black people for the entertainment of white people. pic.twitter.com/CoQBQmhDft
— Wess · Wild Side (@normanisylla) July 24, 2021