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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Comments

  • 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

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