Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Naomi Campbell calls Cadbury's Naomi Campbell ad racist.

(click ad) This week's race-related "overreaction" comes via—not copyranter—but the angriest supermodel to ever hurl a Blackberry. Said Campbell: "I am shocked. It's upsetting to be described as chocolate, not just for me, but for all black women and black people." Cadbury, however, has refused to pull the ad and Campbell said she is considering "every option available." C'mon Nay-Nay: I bet your Russian billionaire boyfriend, in a blissful postcoital moment, has called you "dreamy chocolate truffle" (in Russian) before. Anyway, Cadbury could have meant Watts, Klein, or Judd, right? Note: are those blood diamonds? Thanks for the tip, John. Related: Naomi tortures/comforts Russian mobster in Interview photoshoot (nsfw).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it's race overreaction, why didn't they tell Jennifer Lopez to move over?

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mечтательной шоколадный трюфель = dreamy chocolate truffle. Sounds better in Russian, right? Thanks, Google Translate.

10:01 AM  
Anonymous morning cigar said...

I happen to be white, and once had an African-American girlfriend who referred to her ilk as "honey-hued" and "chocolate people." So eat that Nay-Nay.

10:28 AM  
Blogger HighJive said...

It’s actually not the first time Campbell has objected to being referred to as chocolate, so at least she’s consistent. Like it or not, her point is valid; that is, a White company should not be calling Black people chocolate. Hell, Ray Nagin caught heat when he referred to New Orleans as the Chocolate City. Not sure how Campbell would react to the Cadbury Gorilla video.

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i can see the skin color side of the issue. in this case, i don't think that cadbury is specifically cashing in her chocolasity as on her divanisousness. cadbiry is saying: 'hey you diva, there's a new sheriff in town.'


2:08 PM  
Blogger HighJive said...


Agree with you. Campbell is probably responding/reacting to the other time, when she literally was referred to as a "chocolate soldier" - see the link in my previous comment.

Ironically, she's confirming Cadbury's contention that she's a diva.

Not sure how Cadbury got away with using her name without permission. It's clearly targeting her versus Judd, Watts, etc.

3:29 PM  

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