If you do something to Naomi Campbell, you best apologize pronto otherwise you can pretty much bet she’ll get our her trusty cell-phone cannon and pummel your home with Blackberrys.
The Cadbury chocolate company pretty much pissed Campbell off with the above ad and now that Naomi pretty much demanded an apology, she got one.
Cadbury’s recent print ad for their Bliss chocolate bar pissed Campbell off to the maximum after it showed up in UK newspapers last month. In fact, Naomi even threatened to sue!
Campbell told the UK’s Independent, “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 humor in this. It is insulting and hurtful.”
And even Campbell’s mother Valerie Morris is effing pissed! Morris spoke out too saying, “I’m deeply upset….Do these people think they can insult black people and we just take it? This is the 21st century, not the 1950’s. Shame on Cadbury.”
Now that the ad has been pulled, Cadbury has also issued the following apology via their website:
“Cadbury understands that our latest advertising campaign for ‘Cadbury Dairy Milk Bliss’ caused upset to Naomi Campbell and her family. Cadbury takes its responsibility to consumers very seriously indeed and we would never deliberately produce any marketing material we felt might cause offense to any section of society. It was not our intention that this campaign should offend Naomi, her family or anybody else and we are sincerely sorry that it has done so. We can confirm that the advertisement is no longer in circulation and we will not be using it in future marketing….We have been in discussions with Naomi’s solicitors and can confirm that they have accepted our apology on her behalf as a conclusion to this issue.”
Got that peeps! Instead of calling Naomi Campbell ‘chocolate’, call her a beotch.
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