For ONCE We AGREE With NAOMI…

14 Dec

… And it’s not because we’re scared she’s going to punch us! The super-model raised a very valid point when speaking to The Evening Standard this week

“We’re all aware that we need to introduce more women [of colour].

But what I’ve seen recently is that I’ve seen it go backwards slightly. We need to raise awareness again and need to start using women of colour more. When I look at the shows this season, there weren’t as many as a year-and-a-half ago. We’ve got to keep speaking out, so as boring as it may be, if you hear me saying it over and over again I have to stand up for my fellow comrades.

It’s not for myself, but the younger girls who come up to me and say, We didn’t get used this season, we didn’t do this, someone used 81 models and didn’t use one of us.’ In that respect if they come up and talk to me, and I’m able to speak on their behalf, then I will.”

She’s right too – but discrimination is becoming less taboo –which is of course, a good thing. And with Givenchy hiring both a transgender model and an albino model, we definitely think the industry is stepping in the right direction.

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