Real Talk From Naomi Cambell to Fashion Industry

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Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell got downright cheeky with the fashion industry in response to what she sees as blatant racism, and a preference for blonde, blue-eyed wheffas, as opposed to certified chocolate bangers like herself:

“You know, the American president may be black, but as a black woman, I am still an exception in this business. I always have to work harder to be treated equally,” she said in a Glamour interview appearing on Monday (local time) in Germany.

She added: “In the past, there were more opportunities for black models but the trend towards blonde women has again become extreme. In magazines, on the catwalk, I see blonde, blue-eyed models everywhere.”

In 2007, London-born Campbell, along with fellow models Liya Kebede and Tyson Beckford, launched a campaign against what they said was discrimination in the fashion world.

How do you all feel about the fashion industry’s perceived racist tactics and more importantly, what can be done to curtail them?

More pics of the ravishing Naomi Campbell below.

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  • me (the original)

    1st

  • Kigali (I Love Stay-at-Home Wife/Mothers)

    Get over it honey. If you got it racism wouldnt be an obstacle for you. Youve had a long run, longer than most models. Call it a day and find you a man… preferably one that dosnt belong to someone else.

  • Sawyer

    First off…maybe if you kept that attitude of yours in check you’d get more photo shots! Aint nobody tryna duck and dodge cell phones and whatever else you get your hands on cause you got issues. And second, chick you old! Be like Tyra, branch out into other stuff. She got the hint, why didnt you?!

  • Mannie

    AS LONG AS WHITE PEOPLE HAVE COMPLETE OWNERSHIP OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY, THEY WILL CONTINUE TO BROADCAST WHAT THEY CONSIDER TO BE BEAUTIFUL.

    DISPLAYING IT IN MAGAZINES, TELEVISION, BILLBOARDS ETC.

    I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT FASHION BUT, AS BLACKS WE ALWAYS ARGUE ABOUT WHAT WE ARE NOT GETTING, INSTEAD WE SHOULD BE FIGURING OUT HOW TO START ARE OWN BLACK OWNED FASHION AND MODELING COMPANIES.
    TARGETING TOWARDS PEOPLE OF ALL ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS.

    TYRA, NAOMI, TYSON, IMAN, THERE ARE A LOT OF FAMOUS BLACK MODELS THAT CAN TRY AND COME TOGETHER AND CREATE A LOT OF EXPOSURE FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR.

    THEY ARE WELL KNOWN ALL OVER THE WORLD BUT THEY DON’T THINK ABOUT DOING THIS, BECAUSE IF THEY WERE TO START SOMETHING THEY WILL MOST LIKELEY BE ABLE TO GET TONS AND TONS OF BUSINESS. THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO HAVE THE TALENT TO BECOME MODELS, BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT BLOND HAIR BLUE EYES THEY GET OVER LOOKED
    OF COURSE THAT WILL HAPPEND BECAUSE IT IS WHITE OWNED.

    UNTIL THERE IS BLACK OWNERSHIP IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY, MODELS SHOULD ALWAYS KNOW THAT THEY WILL GET OVER LOOKED.

  • Symone

    She’s right! I don’t buy fashion magazines like Glamour and Vogue.

  • jb_1030 (is stepping up her purse game until she cleans out her closet of old shoes)

    Was she in teh BET catwalk show? Maybe she needs to start her own fashion line and use the models she wants to.

  • http://bossip bb

    Naomi MIGHT be beautiful but because she is BAD MANNERED and has a NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY she is UNABLE to HOLD on to a man.

    I GIVE her another 2 years before her phone STOPS RINGING.

    WHAT will she do THEN?

  • crush

    there’s one new girl from philly with a future…but the rest of these black chicks ain’t bringin it

  • Just Sayin

    I love me some Naomi, tude and all…

  • Jay

    99% of white models wished they had this heifer’s career, wtf she talking about?

    And why C Brzy on trial and she walking around free with her serial assaulting self?

  • crush

    hence, naomi can’t retire no time soon

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re (Gambit in 25 Days!)

    Well Naomi, your struggles have made you a household name in the modeling industry. Not that anyone should have to go through what you went through, but still.

    Oh, and that picture above is beyond gorgeous…

  • Just Sayin

    I think she doin what she is supposed to do as a pioneer and that’s shine a light on the situation.

    It may make it a lil better for the next model to come along.

  • Just Sayin

    @ jb_1030 (is stepping up her purse game until she cleans out her closet of old shoes)

    Was she in teh BET catwalk show? Maybe she needs to start her own fashion line and use the models she wants to.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    True dat…

  • crush

    the truth is naomi is a model and has the IT factor the others don’t

  • Just Sayin

    Connections can take you places where money don’t count, and that’s where you want to be.

    You gotta role in the circles where there are no tickets sold to the event, no posting on the internet, no radio air play, no barber shop hookups, no nail salon gossip about it.

    That’s where you’ll find the real power!

  • Huh? (new on here but not 2 b confused with the other 1)

    Naomi Campbell is so pretty (she could work on her personality though, lol) but she obviously has self-esteem issues I’m sure she has many casting people tell her she didn’t have the right looks or put her down because of her color. Also why in so many pictures is she lightened up. I’ve never seen a black & white photos make a black person lighter, lol, and also in the last photo on the bottom. I think part of her anger comes from low self-esteem because when you don’t love yourself how can you love someone else? Anyway I think she isn’t just talking about herself not getting work in modeling she is talking about other models who are being denied shows, magazines, etc.

  • http://bossip bb

    Naomi is going to be 39yrs this year.

    NO husband,NO children and here she is WHINGING about the MODELING INDUSTRY.

    WHY as she not SETTLED DOWN and STARTED her OWN BUISNESS by NOW.

    WILL she STILL BE WHINGING at 50yrs

    She often BEHAVES like an ANIMAL and her BAD REPUTATION as GONE before her.

    AND this might be one of the REASONS why OTHER young BLACK MODELS are not getting these JOBS.

    ITS not about SWAGGER ITS about ATTITUDE.

    NOBODY wants to WORK with an ANIMAL

  • Christie's secrets (la vie serait plus belle si j'avais un job !!! grace a dieu tout ira bien tres bientot)

    here is the dark skinned woman that is BETTER looking than HALLE, BEYONCE LAUREN LONDON (sorry, I was just thinking about the other thread)

    Well, im kinda tired of her whining about racism! she was overpaid and is still working at almost 40 while some other models frends are not even getting jobs anymore. I think she has money, connections, power etc… to start an agency, encourage african american fashion deisgners etc…
    I mean Tyra is doing it, of course tyra wont change the fashion industry but she is trying! Maybe naomi should try or shut up and just enjoy her retirement! Plus Naomi is a hater, the way she treated tyra banks because she felt threatened, she never told herself, at least there is another black woman, she wanted to be the only one so she was part of the problem!

    Anyways, she is rich, she is still bangin, life is GOOD for her!

  • me (the original)

    I’m gonna go dig up some song to dedicate to Naomi.

  • LawdhavMercythisshitis real

    life is great for Ill nana however she has taken noticed that she is the token on the cat walk she is the token in photo shoots infact she’s prolly tired of seeing the same 5 tokens wherever they go…. i dont say its complaining i think she just acknowlding the lack of bnlack beauty she doesnt feel comffy retiring yet she has no successor .. i feel u nana . Chanel Iman is hawt but we need more black models whgenever we get one the Fashion Industry turns her into a commercial model

  • Just Sayin

    @ me (the original)

    I’m gonna go dig up some song to dedicate to Naomi.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo 🙂

  • yx

    very nice,, i heard many celebrities have a account on*****Tallmeet COM , i.m doubt since i found her profile.. you can talk with them online, it’s awesome~~~

  • Just Sayin

    Here’s another one to you Naomi…

    Ebony Eyes
    by Rick James

    Ooh.ooh.ooh.ooh.
    Ooh.ooh.ooh.ooh.

    Wind in your hair, sun on your skin
    You’re looking good, girl, all over again
    Hey there, Miss Brown
    I want you to know I love you

    Brown as the sand, you’re soft as the shore
    You’re leaving me hungry, I’m crying for more
    Ooh, we, baby, girl, you’re such a score
    And I want you to know that, you know what, girl

    I love you
    I bet you didn’t know that, girl
    You didn’t know that
    I need you
    Right now, baby, right now, baby
    And I bet you didn’t know that ebony eyes

    Ooh.ooh.hoo.ooh.ooh.ooh.ooh.ooh.ooh.
    Ooh.hoo.hoo.ooh.hoo.ooh.ooh.

    Lips soft and tender, ready to speak
    Her voice says, “I love you” [I love you] and it’s making me weak
    Hey there, little girl, may I just say I love you
    Tell `em how you feel, Rick

    Love is the brown skin girl in my eyes
    Think it’s time that I told you, don’t you realize
    You’re such a queen, woman, you’re such a prize
    And I want you to know that, you know what, girl

    I love you
    And I bet you didn’t know that, girl
    You didn’t know that
    I need you
    Right now, baby, right now, baby
    And I bet you didn’t know that ebony eyes

    I love you ebony eyes, oh, my
    I need you, woman
    I need you (Ooh.)
    Oh, and I bet you didn’t know that ebony eyes

    I really love you (Ooh.ooh.), woman, I love you (Love you)
    Ebony eyes (Ooh.), oh, my
    I wanna say that I need you (Ooh.ooh.ooh.ooh.), honey, I
    need you
    And I bet you didn’t know that ebony eyes

    Ebony eyes (Woo.woo.ooh.woo.hoo.)
    Ebony eyes, oh, my (Hoo.)
    Ebony eyes (Hoo.hoo.hoo.)
    Girl, and I bet you didn’t know that ebony eyes

    Love you (Love you, love you…)

  • Nik

    Naomi only dates white men, the Russian, Robert Deniro, U2’s the Edge.

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