Camila Cabello Hated Being Sexualised in Fifth Harmony? Did Ally Brooke feel the same?

by Angharad

It’s been a dramatic few months for Fifth Harmony and their fans.

Since Camila Cabello announced her departure from the band in December, the question on everybody’s lips has been why?

Not only fans but the band themselves seemed shocked at the departure as the statement revealed that they only found out through Camila’s representatives.

But could the risqué outfits be behind Camila’s walkout?

In a recent web chat, on Lena Dunham’s podcast Women of the Hour, she talked about the way that the girls in pop were often “sexualized to get more attention”…and she wasn’t happy about it!

The interview came just days before her exit from the X Factor band.

The 19-year-old said: “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… we’ve had to grow into ourselves whilst being in front of the world and whilst making songs that did have a lot of sexual undertones.”

Although she said there was “nothing wrong with showing sexuality,” she urged young women that “if you’re not ready for it, put your foot down.”

Also in the interview, Cabello credited her mother for helping her keep her sanity and that her story of being a Cuban immigrant gave her perspective in life. In order to stay grounded, she also talked about avoiding social media.

The remaining members of Fifth Harmony – Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui – recently announced their first performance since Camila’s departure and announced when their new album would be hitting the shelves.

The band have confirmed that their third album will be released this year after getting the go-ahead from Epic Records and Syco.

Camila will also reportedly release her first solo single this April-May.