Over the weekend, the cover of the new issue of Vogue appeared on the network, for which 50-year-old Naomi Campbell starred . It’s hard to believe, but the last time a supermodel appeared on the cover of the magazine was 27 years ago, and 21 years ago, an issue with a group photo by Annie Leibovitz was released, who filmed 13 supermodels of that time for the cover.
In a new interview with the magazine, Naomi said if she is still offended by the discrimination she has faced in her career and being labeled “angry black woman.”
No, I stepped over it. Kind of like now we have the right to talk about it out loud? Well, I’ve always talked about it. There were a few things that I did when I was younger that I was told hurt my race. Now what I do is no longer just about me. I think more about my culture and race, not just myself,
Recall that in 2013, the presenter of the British channel Channel 4 News, Jonathan Ragman, during an interview with her, said that she had “a lot of anger that she so clearly shows.”
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I remember that moment very well. I understood exactly in what light he wants to present me. I’ve seen what the newspapers are aiming for. I know they would rather write about some nasty thing that you have done than about the good that you have done. It used to upset me when I was younger, but now I don’t. I am no longer seeking approval. But I’m still a little skeptical about interviews in England,
– admitted Campbell.
The supermodel also spoke a little about how her months of quarantine went by. Alas, they were not without sad events. So, Naomi admitted that at the age of 77, her grandmother died, with whom the model was very close (Campbell did not specify what caused the death). The funeral took place in London in the summer, where Naomi grew up, and she just had time to fly from New York to say goodbye to her grandmother.
Granny was about six feet tall and came from a farming community in Jamaica. I do not know families with a man in charge. Grandma was the head of our family. And I just knew that I needed to get to her to say goodbye. I was in a panic, but I’m so glad that I decided to fly,
– shared Naomi.
The supermodel also said that her grandmother took an active part in her upbringing and taught her a lot.
Many of the things that my grandmother taught me as a child played a role in isolation. I can handle everything alone. I can cook. I can clean up. It’s actually good to know every corner of your home. After all, I’ll be honest, if you want to do well – do it yourself,
– admitted Naomi.
I have never used the word “racism”. I used to say that this is “territorialism”. I never wanted people to say that I was using it as an excuse that I was throwing that word. Now I’m happy that everyone is on the same wavelength, that everyone feels comfortable talking about their experiences without being stigmatized,