Naomi Campbell, 49, claims that the French hotel forbade her to & # 39; because of the color of my skin & # 39; to come in … and reveals & # 39; diversity did not exist & # 39; when she started her career
Naomi Campbell claimed that she was banned from a hotel because of the color of her skin.
The 49-year-old supermodel told Paris Match Magazine she was not admitted to a hotel in southern France after a guard told her it was full, but discovered that other guests were admitted to the facility.
Naomi also said that the word diversity & # 39; did not exist & # 39; when she first started in her career, with the model heavily campaigning for more equality in the modeling industry.
& # 39; Disgusting moment & # 39 ;: Naomi Campbell has claimed that she was banned from a hotel in southern France because of the color of her skin.
Naomi chose not to mention the hotel and explained: & # 39; The word & # 39; Diversity & # 39; is everywhere nowadays, but it didn't exist when I started. & # 39;
& # 39; I always wanted people to be treated equally. I was recently in a city in the south of France, where I was invited to participate in an event in a hotel whose name I will not mention.
& # 39; They didn't want to let my friend and I in because of the color of my skin. The man at the entrance pretended the place was full, but he let other people in. For these disgusting moments I will continue to speak and make myself heard. & # 39;
Catwalk Queen: The supermodel told Paris Match Magazine that she had not been admitted to a hotel after a security guard had told her it was full, only to discover that other guests were admitted
At the CFDA Fashion Awards 2018 in New York last year, where she collected the Icon Award, Naomi revealed how the bias she has faced has fueled her career success.
& # 39; I was often told that I could not do certain things because of the color of my skin.
& # 39; I let it float. And of course I am human, and I sometimes found it difficult not to take it personally. But I stand here today as a proud woman of color, and I will continue to strive for diversity and equality in this industry. & # 39;
In recent years, Naomi seemed to have a more active interest in political and social issues, but the catwalk star recently explained that she has always shown interest in a number of issues, even though this was not clear to the public.
Close to her heart: Naomi has given her support at the SEED Hope Forum in Dakar, Senegal on Friday
She said: & # 39; I have been doing this since 1993. I have many hats that I like to wear and wear. England always seems to have to knock me down to do one or the other.
This is equality, why can't a woman do more than one thing. I think it's a time for women to finally be heard and it's crazy that it took so long.
Naomi gave her support on Friday at the SEED Hope Forum in Dakar, Senegal. The SEED project develops young African leaders through education, employment, basketball, gender equality and youth leadership.
The five-day Hope Forum event sees young people and guests participate in activities such as workshops and basketball camps, and this year is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Supporter: The catwalk Queen, 49, was excited when she addressed the crowd during the charity event
Earlier in the week, Naomi joined Amadou Gallo Fall, the founder of SEED, and NBA player Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves, where she delivered a speech and continued to show her support for the forum.
On Sunday, the supermodel went to social media to share her gratitude that she had been part of such an empowerment event.
She wrote: & # 39; It was a pleasure to spend time with the SEED girls during the Hope Forum All-Star Game at the Museum of Black Civilizations. Spending time with the SEED girls and sharing my experiences with them was very important.
& # 39; Our young African girls and future women need role models and mentors to guide them and learn how to use their talent and voices to positively promote the continent. I am happy to be able to use and support my voice and the work they do with our young African girls. & # 39;
Give back: the SEED project develops young African leaders through education, employment, basketball, gender equality and youth leadership
Hello: The lucky ones greet those present while supporting the SEED Hope Forum in Senegal
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