Access Hollywood: Naomi Campbell Reveals She Was Turned Away From A Hotel In Paris Because Of Her Skin Colour, “The Challenge Is Permanent”
Latest Gossip From Hollywood: Hotel In Paris Turns Naomi Campbell Away Because Of Skin Colour
Naomi Campbell has revealed that she was turned away from a hotel in Paris because of her skin colour.
During an interview with Paris Match in which she discussed diversity in the fashion industry, Campbell said “the challenge is permanent” as she recalled being denied entry to the event, despite having an invite. The supermodel said the incident occurred at a hotel, which she did not name, in the south of France during the Cannes Film Festival.
“They did not want to let us come in, my friend and me, because of the colour of my skin,” the 49-year-old said, adding that the man at the entrance of the hotel told them that the event was full, but continued to let other guests inside.
Campbell told the publication that it is these “shocking moments” that encourage her to continue to “express myself and make myself heard”.
In April, the Naomi revealed that a “certain country” had refused to use a recent advertising campaign she was featured in because she is black.
“It’s still not balanced completely,” Campbell told Vogue. “I’m the face of a new campaign and I was told that because of the colour of my skin a certain country would not use my picture.”
According to Campbell, the experience was a “reality check”.
Speaking with BBC Newsnight sometime in June after she was named the recipient of the British Fashion Council’s (BFC) 2019 Fashion Icon award, Campbell who made history when she became the first black British model to appear on the cover of British Voguein 1987, said: “To see more than one woman of colour on a magazine cover is a big deal but it really shouldn’t be.
“It’s not a trend.”
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