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Angry Naomi Campbell: this racist nickname she can’t stand

Enough is enough ! Naomi Campbell wants to end the racist and sexist stereotype of the “angry black woman” once and for all. While on the cover of the next issue of the American version of Vogue magazine, the 50-year-old star provided an update on her career, including the discriminatory comments she has had to face since her debut in the industry. the fashion. “I’ve had enough,” said the one who has often been criticized for speaking out. “Is it now that we are allowed to speak? Well, I’ve always spoken. There were some things I did when I was younger where I was told they were bad for my race. . Now the things I do are not just for me anymore. I think more about my culture and my race, rather than myself. “

For Vogue, Naomi Campbell returned to an interview she gave to Channel 4 News in 2013, where the host insisted that she had an “anger that she clearly displayed.” While being referred to as an “angry black woman,” the star revealed, “I remember it very well. I understood exactly what angle he was going to take, and that it would be combative. And I see things that newspapers are looking for. I see they would rather write something shitty that you did, rather than the good that you did. When I was younger, it bothered me, but it’s not the case now – I’m not looking for those validations anymore. But I’m still a little skeptical about interviews in England. “

“Things are about to change”

Earlier this year, the model spoke about tackling racial disparities in the modeling industry. In full swing Black Lives Matter, the editor-in-chief of Vogue US, Anna Wintour had emailed her collaborators: “I want to make it clear that I know that Vogue has not found enough ways to uplift and give space for black editors, writers, photographers, designers and other creators. We also made mistakes in posting hurtful or intolerant pictures or stories. I take full responsibility for those mistakes. ” Faced with these remarks, Naomi Campbell had confided during an appearance on the show Watch What Happens Live: “I think things are about to change, don’t they? Things are about to change. change. Everyone thought you like being the symbolic black person in the room. It’s absolutely the opposite. It never was. “

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