Naomi Campbell takes delicate swipe at Kim Kardashians amid accusations of ‘blackfishing’


Naomi Campbell has subtly revealed her ideas on Kim Kardashian’s controversial Vogue cowl shoot.

The British supermodel, 51, was caught liking an Instagram publish which sparked a debate in regards to the actuality star “blackfishing” in her newest journal profile.

In a publish shared by blind merchandise profile @diet_prada, Kardashian’s Vogue photographs had been in contrast with related photographs of black icons, together with Campbell and Beyoncé, triggering a wave of feedback about cultural appropriation.

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Kardashian was pictured carrying conventional black hairstyles in lots of the photographs and the publish was captioned: “Kim and Vogue stated ‘Again Historical past Month'”.

The nameless Instagram even shared photographs of Kardashian carrying related outfits to Campbell through the years.

The publish then added excerpts of Kardashian’s interview with the journal, which spoke about her ideas on “lookalikes”.

“I do not know if I might ever say, ‘Oh my God, this particular person appears like me.’ I feel if somebody has darkish hair and tan pores and skin individuals are going to say, ‘Oh, that appears like Kim.’ And that is not truthful, as a result of there are such a lot of people who find themselves simply themselves,” Kardashian stated.

“Kim got here of age within the ’90s, period of the androgynous grunge waif, three descriptors that bear no relationship in anyway to her model of curvaceous intercourse enchantment. She remembers not seeing herself in any magnificence icons rising up till Salma Hayek (and shortly thereafter, Jennifer Lopez) got here alongside,” the interviewer wrote.

Naomi Campbell ‘favored’ a publish criticising Kim Kardashian’s Vogue shoot. (WireImage)

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“That is when a lightweight bulb went off. ‘Okay, there’s different physique shapes on the market. There are different appears that folks discover stunning,’ she recollects pondering. ‘My reference for promenade was Salma Hayek. I went to the MAC counter and introduced photos of her. It was like, I lastly have somebody to look as much as’.”

The publish was favored by 1000’s, together with Campbell.

Commenters blasted the Vogue photoshoot for “cultural appropriation” on Black Historical past Month, and a few puzzled if there have been celebrities of color the journal might have platformed as an alternative.

“In the course of Black Historical past Month, they drop this on us. So uninterested in being instructed a Kardashian is ‘redefining magnificence’ when Black ladies have been setting magnificence and elegance tendencies for decade,” journalist Karen Attiah commented.

Kim Kardashian has been accused of cultural appropriation up to now. (Instagram)

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“That is Rachel Dolezal stage of appropriation at this level,” one other remark learn, referencing an American lady who claimed she was black regardless of being born white.

In the meantime, some commenters confirmed assist for Kardashian’s photographs, mentioning it was “appreciation” not “appropriation”.

“At what level does inspiration change into appropriation? Now even the angles of an image are appropriation of a tradition/race?” one particular person requested

“Wealthy individuals carrying the identical designers, styled by the identical stylists, impressed by the identical icons — scandalous,” one other wrote.

Kardashian has addressed accusations of cultural appropriation up to now, telling i-D Journal she would “by no means attempt to do something to applicable any tradition” in her model decisions.

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