Fans are applauding Naomi Campbell for calling out the lack of diversity under the former British Vogue editor-in-chief, but others are questioning the need for representation.
The model posted a telling image of the 2017 editorial staff under Alexandra Shulman, who stepped down this month after 25 years in the role.
“Looking forward to an inclusive and diverse staff now that [Edward Enninful] is the editor,” Campbell wrote before encouraging followers to post their thoughts.
Heeding Campbell’s call, many fans weighed in.
Some wholeheartedly agreed with the icon.
Others pointed out that maybe only white people were qualified to be editors, directors and assistants.
Campbell, who has been appointed an editor of the magazine under new history-making head Edward Enninful, has long been outspoken about racial matters in the industry. However, the last time she spoke out about the topic, she described it as “territorialism.”
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With Enninful, who is the first Black editor in chief of the British fashion mag, representation will likely be achieved as the Ghanian-born stylist also oversaw Italian Vogue’s 2008 all-Black issue.
“We need people of different ethnic backgrounds in all parts of the industry,” he told Time magazine last year. “That really is the solution — you have to change it from the inside.”