Hot-tempered British supermodel Naomi Campbell is furious after Cadbury mentioned her name in an ad for their newest chocolate bar. Not only is she considering “every option available,” including a lawsuit, after the company used her name in the promotion, but she is accusing the ad of being racist.
The ad reads “Move over Naomi, there’s a new diva in town.”
Campbell released the following statement:
“I am shocked. It’s upsetting to be described as chocolate, not just for me, but for all black women and black people. I do not find any humour in this. It is insulting and hurtful.”
Black rights groups are on the same page as Campbell, and the UK’s Operation Black Vote has called for a Cadbury boycott, and one member of the organization added that “Racism in the playground starts with black children being called ‘chocolate bar.’”
As for Cadbury, the company is doing damage control, saying that while the ad was “a light-hearted take on the social pretensions of Cadbury Dairy Milk Bliss” it will not be in circulation after this week.