Camila Cabello is not going to let body-shamers get to her. On Saturday the pop singer wrote an emotional but sharply worded post on her Instagram Stories, shutting down people who had taken it upon themselves to point out her cellulite in photos. For them, she had a clear message: "Cellulite is normal."
The former Fifth Harmony member explained that she's been taking time off of social media to avoid things that hurt her feelings, but she'd made a rare visit to her Instagram account to post a picture about the two-year anniversary of her hit solo single, "Havana." When she began looking at the platform, she noticed that there was a headline about people body-shaming her and said she immediately felt insecure imagining what photos had led to all the negativity.
Cabello has been the subject of tons of paparazzi photos lately, as rumors have emerged that she's dating her friend and frequent music collaborator Shawn Mendes. However, she quickly realized that regardless of what photos of her are circulating out there, she shouldn't feel conscious.
"Honestly 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!" Cabello write. "But then I was like… of course there are bad pictures, of course there are bad angles, my body's not made of fucking rock, or all muscle, for that matter, but the saddest part of young girls growing up in an airbrushed world is they're 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 wrote. "They're constantly seeing photoshopped, edited pictures and thinking that's reality, and everyone's eyes get used to seeing airbrushed skin, and suddenly they think THAT'S the norm. ?!!! 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."
She signed off strongly: "I won't buy into the bullshit today!!!! Not today Satan. And I hope you don't either."
Originally Appeared on Glamour