Model Naomi Campbell has singled out Vogue magazine, saying it does not give black models "equal prominence." "Black models are being sidelined by the major modeling agencies. It is a pity that people don't appreciate black beauty," Naomi complained while on vacation in Africa. Naomi says also she plans on setting up a modeling agency in Kenya to scout for new faces. "Even myself, I get a raw deal from my own country in England," she explains. "For example, I hardly come on the front pages of the London Vogue magazine. Only white models, some of whom are not as prominent as I am, are put on splash pages." Well, as one commenter on this story noted, "She's probably being overlooked because she's a geriatric in modeling terms, and she has a serious attitude problem." (Damn, is she really 37 years old now? She still has the body of a thoroughbred.) But seriously — we support Naomi's efforts, and not just because we're afraid she'll throw a BlackBerry at us.
Campbell Rails At Vogue For Models With White Skins [The Times]