New in Racist Advertising this Week:
OK, so this is a chocolate ad, but Naomi Campbell is named, so that immediately elevates it to the realm of beauty and fashion. “Watch out, Naomi, there’s a new diva in town.” Naomi Campbell immediately took offense at being likened to chocolate, for obvious reasons. “I am shocked. It’s upsetting to be described as chocolate, not just for me, but for all black women and black people,” she told the UK’s Independent. “I do not find any humor in this. It is insulting and hurtful.” Campbell’s mother, Valerie Morris, also spoke to the paper, saying “I’m deeply upset by this racist advert. Do these people think they can insult black people and we just take it? This is the 21st century, not the 1950s. Shame on Cadbury.”
Campbell is now even considering legal action against the company. The ads have since been pulled in the UK.