Naomi ‘s Cadbury race row

Cadbury is facing trouble after being accused of racism by Supermodel Naomi Campbell.
Campbell has reportedly called for black consumers to boycott the company’s products after she was compared to a chocolate bar in a new advertising campaign.
She is said to be furious that the company used her name to promote a new product called Bliss. The advert says: ‘Move over Naomi – there’s a new diva in town.’
She was quoted as saying: ‘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.’
Her mother Valerie Morris hit out at the company – accusing them of harking back to a bygone era.
‘I’m deeply upset by this racist advert. 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,’ she told the Independent.
Simon Woolley, from the campaign group Operation Black Vote, said the advert was ‘insensitive’.
‘Racism in the playground starts with black children being called ‘chocolate bar’. At best, this is insensitive, and at worst it demonstrates Cadbury’s utter disregard for causing offence,’ he told the Independent.
A spokesman for Cadburys said the campaign was supposed to be ‘light-hearted’ – but said later that it was ‘no longer in circulation’.

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