Aug 30, 2009

Black model attacks companies for dropping black models in recession

Noted British model Naomi Campbell (pictured) has accused the advertising business of using the recession as an excuse to drop black models.

The 39-year-old supermodel, who is a close friend of Sarah Brown, the Prime Minister's wife, claims that major companies are refusing to use non-white women to promote their products.

"This year, we have gone back all the way that we had advanced," she says. "I don't see any black woman, or of any other race, in big advertising campaigns."

Ms. Campbell’s accusation may have been buoyed by the publication last year of a special edition of Italian Vogue dedicated to non-white models.

Actually big advertising companies are guided by profits rather then race. If the black models who were cut would have contributed to profits of the ad companies they surely would have been retained.