Camila Cabello is speaking out about the backlash she received after her Friday (July 23rd) night performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
One of the dancers featured in her performance of “Don’t Go Yet” appeared to be wearing blackface, but according to the singer, he was “supposed to be a white man with a terrible spray tan.”
She wrote in a note posted to Twitter, “We purposefully tried to pull together a multicultural group of performers, the expectation was not that everyone in the performance needed to be Latin. There are white people, African American people, latin people, etc. and so the point wasn’t to try to make everyone look Latin either. There are a lot of people in the performance who are not. The point was to make each person look like an over the top 80’s character just like in the video, including a white dude with a terrible orange spray tan.”
She also shared a screenshot of the dancer’s Instagram Story that read, “In case you missed my spray tan last night on @jimmyfallon with @camila_cabello.”
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