Camila Cabello Says Insiders « Tried to Sexualize » 5H and She Wasn’t OK With It

Camila Cabello is speaking out about one thing that made her most uneasy about being part of Fifth Harmony: the constant pressure to maintain a super sexy image.

Speaking on a recent episode of Lena Dunham’s podcast, Women of the Hour , Camila revealed that female pop performers like 5H are expected to seem seductive.

« Especially with being a girl group, there’s been a lot of times where people have tried to sexualize us [so we would] get more attention, » Camila explained. « Unfortunately, sex sells. »

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Camila didn’t name names, so it’s not clear exactly which people she was talking about. But it’s not hard to imagine behind-the-scenes situations where the star was pushed up against her limits — say, while shooting the group’s music videos. « 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 granted. « 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. »

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Still, Camila was quick to clarify that her values are personal — and definitely don’t apply to everyone. »There’s nothing wrong with showing sexuality, » she explained. « 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. »

And for girls who don’t want a sexy image? « If you’re not ready for it, put your foot down, » Camila advised.

Good for Camila for standing up for herself.

Source: Seventeen

Camila Cabello Says Insiders « Tried to Sexualize » 5H and She Wasn’t OK With It

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