Ignorant Reporter Isn’t Sorry About Her Racist Comment About Camila Cabello
It’s only been two months since Camila Cabello left Fifth Harmony, but she’s already killing the game. Like, it took wayyy longer for Justin Timberlake to make it as far as she has after he ditched *NSYNC for a career sans the boy band, so props.to.her. But, for some reason, some people felt the need to critique the 19-year-old singer so that she can ~improve~ herself in her latest endeavor.
In an E! News Snapchat segment called “The Rundown,” the network decided to essentially tackle what CC needs to do to make it in her solo career. (Don’t know why she’d need advice from a television network’s social media page, but sure.) One of the suggestions: ditch the Cabello. “Drop the last name,” host Erin Lim said. “It’s difficult to pronounce and unnecessary.”
— Alec Crosswell (@Ale__Ale__Ale) February 20, 2017
Umm… 1. It’s pronounced cabeyo; not that complicated. 2. For an Asian-American woman to say a Latina should Anglicize (basically, make more English) her name — or even not have one — talk about offensive. Sure, some celebrities, like Bruno Mars (real name: Peter Gene Hernandez), still do it, but look at Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, Naya Rivera, Lauren Jauregui… Beautiful Latinas, beautiful names.
Needless to say, the Internet was not pleased with E!‘s commentary:
@enews I'm not even close to being a camila cabello fan but suggesting she ditch her last name bc "it's hard to pronounce" is highkey racist
— nataszija (@universaltassy) February 20, 2017
This E!news reporter suggested Camila Cabello to drop her last name if she wants to be famous bc spanish last names are hard to pronounce… pic.twitter.com/QrKiF1GWbb
— Dianys N. Padró (@a_yo_d) February 20, 2017
Okay I could care less for Camila but this white lady on snap said she should drop her last name bc it's hard to pronounce & unnecessary pic.twitter.com/VRhRhzf6ic
— ∞ (@ohitsjxcelyn) February 20, 2017
@erinlimofficial uhhh. you know what is unnecessary?Ur oppressive comment on somebody's last name.Why should you keep yours and not Camila?
— Jo Antonio (@jocyantonio) February 22, 2017
— Becca the Greatest (@rebequitaa97) February 20, 2017
@enews @ E News Snap Story " Camila just drop your last name. It's hard to pronounce" um do you realize how offensive that is. pic.twitter.com/VyiejRNj0z
— .•. (@wlynne10) February 20, 2017
From the looks of it, though, the reporter’s not even sorry:
This person said Camila Cabello should drop her last name because it's "difficult to pronounce" & unnecessary. Amidst backlash, no remorse. pic.twitter.com/m7Ww0EtQg2
— Erika Florita (@ErikaFlorita) February 22, 2017
You do whatever the f*ck you want with YOUR name and YOUR career, Camila!
Sooooo many celebrities have names that are difficult to pronounce. Let’s embrace ’em: