Camila Cabello has an uplifting message for fans discouraged by body-shaming rhetoric.
The singer recalled recently coming across a "body-shaming" headline about herself after taking a break from social media to find a picture for the two-year anniversary of her hit song "Havana."
"Honestly the first thing I felt was super insecure just IMAGINING what these pictures must look like. Oh no! My cellulite! Oh no! I didn't suck in my stomach! But then I was like... of course there are bad pictures, of course there are bad angles, my body's not made of (expletive) rock, or all muscle, for that matter."
Cabello lamented young girls living in a world that digitally alters celebrities to the point where the girls wind up "seeking a perfection that's not real.
"I'm writing this for girls like my little sister who are growing up on social media," she said. "They're constantly seeing photoshopped, edited pictures and thinking that's reality, and everyone's eyes get used to seeing airbrushed bodies and airbrushed skin, and suddenly they think THAT'S the norm."
She continued: "It isn't. It's fake. AND FAKE IS BECOMING THE NEW REAL. We have a completely unrealistic view of a woman's body. Girls, cellulite is normal. fat is normal. It's beautiful and natural. I won't buy into the (expletive) today!!!! Not today satan. and I hope you don't either."
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Camila Cabello shuts down body-shamers: 'Fat is normal'