Naomi Campbell has been accused of insulting gun crime victims by wearing a fake bullet hole dress during London Fashion Week.
A mother who lost her son to gunfire said she was disgusted by the way the supermodel weapons & # 39; glamorized & # 39; with her controversial clothing choice.
Mrs. Campbell & # 39; s appearance in the apparently blood-stained dress came a month after she attended the 90th birthday party of billionaire gun manufacturer Gaston Glock, where she posed for selfies with his 39-year-old wife, Kathrin.
Naomi Campbell (shown in the controversial dress) has been accused of insulting gun crime victims by wearing a fake bullet hole dress during London Fashion Week
The model was widely branded as a hypocrite for attending the star-studded bash weeks after fighting the epidemic of mass shootings in the US – and her latest headline-grabbing outfit has only reinforced criticism.
Jack Crozier, whose sister was one of 16 children killed in Dunblane massacre in 1996 when she was only five, said: & This is as little as Campbell's tasteless self-promotion, given the hypocrisy of her attitude to arms control.
& # 39; Firearm victims should not remove their scars the way she can remove her dress. & # 39;
Lucy Cope, who founded Mothers Against Guns UK after her son was shot in London in 2002, said: & # 39; This is an insult to any person whose child was shot in the UK. I hate it when celebrities think it's cool to charm weapon crime – it's disgusting. & # 39;
Kathrin Glock, 39, (left) posted this image on her Instagram by Naomi Campbell (right) at the birthday party for her husband Gaston Glock, the manufacturer of the billionaire handgun
And Gill Marshall-Andrews, head of the Gun Control Network, added: & # 39; It is clear that Naomi is getting a little old now and she wants publicity.
& # 39; Of course it is regrettable and an insult to all those affected by gun violence, but in a sense I feel sorry for her. & # 39;
The 49-year-old model insisted that the bullet-hole dress, which she wore during a flashy event for her charity Fashion For Relief, make a political statement.
The model was widely branded as a hypocrite for attending star-studded bash weeks following the decryption of the mass-shooting epidemic in the US. Pictured: a Glock gun
Lucy Cope (photo), who founded Mothers Against Guns UK after her son was shot in London in 2002, said: & # 39; This is an insult to any person whose child was shot in the UK. I hate it when celebrities think it's cool to charm weapon crime – it's disgusting & # 39;
She said: & # 39; This dress is not about glamor gun in any way. It is an artistic statement.
& # 39; I wanted to support young British designer Mowalola Ogunlesi, who is doing such a good job and is passionate about uncovering such a serious problem through her designs. & # 39;
But Dr. Anthony Gunter, a criminology teacher at the University of East London, disdained that statement.
& # 39; In the thin world in which Naomi lives, this may make a political statement & # 39 ;, said the academic, who wrote the book Guns And Gangs.
GLOCK: THE FAVORITE OF THE KILLER
Glock pistols are the world's favorite weapon, favored by police and criminals. They have been involved in countless infamous cases, including:
- The fugitive drug dealer Dale Cregan, then 29, killed police officers Nicola Hughes (23) and Fiona Bone (32) in Manchester with a Glock in September 2012.
Killer: Dale Cregan
- Glocks were in the arsenals of Omar Mateen, who killed 49 in 2016 in the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida; Adam Lanza, who killed 26 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012; Seun-Hui Cho who killed 32 at Virginia Tech in 2007; and extreme right-wing terrorist Anders Breivik who in 2011 killed 77 in Norway.
- In July 2016, David Ali Sonboly, 18, an extreme right-wing extremist, killed nine people in Munich with a Glock.
- Alexandre Bissonnette, 28, killed six worshipers in a mosque in Quebec in January 2017 with a Glock.
- The former US Navy Ian Long, 28, killed 12 people with a Glock in a Californian restaurant last November.
& # 39; But on the street it's a woman in a white dress who was shot at a wedding. She just lives in La-La Land if you ask me. & # 39;
Nigeria-born Mrs. Ogunlesi, one of the darlings of the fashion world in London, defended her design with a fake bullet hole on the belly, with the appearance of blood leaking and staining the cream-colored fabric.
She said: & # 39; I make clothes to challenge the minds of people. This dress is extremely emotional for me – it screams my lived experience as a black person.
& # 39; It shows how well dressed you are or how you behave well, we are always seen as a walking target. & # 39;
Mrs. Campbell & # 39; s appearance at last weekend's party, attended by James Bond star Pierce Brosnan, actress Naomie Harris and model Stella Maxwell, came to an end when the death toll in London was at 109 this year due to knife and gun crime, with experts who predicted that the rate last year will surpass a grim record of 132.
And in America, more than 10,700 people have been killed by weapons so far.
In June, Ms. Campell tweeted: & # 39; The statistics on arms crime in America are amazing.
& # 39; Our communities and our children deserve to live in a safe environment where they are not threatened by preventable violence. & # 39;
However, that did not prevent her from dealing with Mr. Celebrate Glock – whose company is responsible for around 65 percent of US arms sales.
Hugh Grant, Joan Collins and John Travolta also attended the party, as The Mail revealed on Sunday last month.
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