Cadbury chocolate has “shocked” and upset supermodel Naomi Campbell over their Milk Bliss bar ad. The model who is known for her stunning looks as much as she is for her recent diva antics wasn’t fond of Cadbury comparing her to chocolate. Cadbury carefully only referred to Campbell by her first name in the ad that read; “Move over Naomi, there’s a new diva in town.” But it appears Naomi is well aware of her current image and has assumed the ad refers to her.
According to The Independent, Naomi stated,
“I am shocked. It’s upsetting to be described as chocolate, not just for me, but for all black women and black people. I do not find any humor in this. It is insulting and hurtful.”
Valerie Morris, Naomi’s mother added, “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.”
Cadbury has since confirmed the ads have been removed, adding,
“We would never produce any type of marketing we felt might cause any offense to any section of society.”
Is Namoi Campbell’s outrage warranted or misdirected?