*Supermodel Model Naomi Campbell has issues with being compared to a chocolate bar and is contemplating taking legal action.
The target of Campbell’s wrath is Cadbury, which she claims has put “racist” ads on billboards and in periodicals, drawing her black beauty to that of a Dairy Milk Bliss chocolate bar.
Campbell, who is as known for her own numerous legal issues as she is for her glamour and striking looks, is ticked off, to say the least.
“I am shocked,” said Campbell. “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 humor in this. It is insulting and hurtful.’
Besides Campbell blurting her displeasure of the advertisement, her mom, Valerie Morris, and black civil rights groups have joined the crusade to call out Cabury and its parent company, Kraft Foods.
“I’m deeply upset by this racist advertisement,” Morris said. “Do these people think they can insult black people and we just take it? This is the 21st century, not the 1950s. Shame on Cadbury.”
The ad for Dairy Milk Bliss, which appeared last week, has a seductive-looking Campbell in a two-piece bikini draped on the top of a chocolate bunny head, straddling her assets between the rabbit’s ears.
Cadbury’s title of the ad is aptly named “Move over Naomi, there’s a new diva in town.” Campbell and backers like Simon Woolley of Operation Black Vote, want to see a boycott of Cadbury and Kraft Foods.
“Being likened to chocolate was as bad as being called a golliwog for black people, Woolley said. “Racism in the playground starts with black children being called “chocolate bar.”