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Camila Cabello says she was “uncomfortable” with being sexualised in Fifth Harmony

By | Published on Thursday 12 January 2017

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Former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello has said that she was “not comfortable” with efforts to “sexualise” the group. She made the comments while appearing on a ‘women in music’ edition of Lena Dunham’s ‘Women Of The Hour’ podcast.

As previously reported, Cabello left Fifth Harmony in December, resulting in a brief war of words on Facebook. What became apparent was that her decision to quit the group had been some time coming, though her actual reasons for leaving were not clear.

Speaking to Dunham, Cabello said: “Especially with being a girl group, there’s been a lot of times where people have tried to sexualise 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”.

“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”, she continued. “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. I think the thing that I would say to young women is, if you’re not ready for it, put your foot down”.

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