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Naomi Campbell Threatens Lawsuit Over Cadbury Ad Comparing Her To Chocolate

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Naomi Campbell is threatening to sue chocolate maker Cadbury over "racist" ads for Cadbury Dairy Milk Bliss bars which compare her to their chocolate candy. 

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After seeing a Cadbury ad that invoked her name, Naomi Campbell said she is "considering every option available" when it comes to taking action against the chocolate maker. 

After seeing the ad which featured a Bliss bar on a mound of diamonds with the slogan "Move over Naomi, there's a new diva in town," the supermodel said,

"I'm shocked. It's upsetting to be described as chocolate, not just for me, but for all black women. It is insulting and hurtful."

Naomi has urged black consumers to boycott the Kraft Foods-owned company's products.  And for their part in this, Cadbury has pulled all the ads and released a statement saying,

"We would never produce any type of marketing we felt might cause offense to any section of society."

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Exactly! The image YBF used

Exactly! The image YBF used is from her spread in Playboy, in which she is also photographed being mounted by a tiger. Google it--the photos are by David LaChapelle, and that shoot was presumably voluntary, so methinks this is a bunch of hot air. She's just...awful. Go away, Naomi.
Basic's picture

Found it--here's the other

Found it--here's the other image from Playboy: http://tinyurl.com/3vho3b5 If that doesn't play directly into stereotypes about black women's sexuality I don't know what does. Can't believe she'd call out this benign ad.
Basic's picture

Get 'em Naomi!

Get 'em Naomi!
Damn Air Freshener's picture

chocolate is good, smoothe

chocolate is good, smoothe and expensive. I am a chocolate sistah and proud of it.
Anonymous's picture

Maybe it's just me, but

Maybe it's just me, but reading the copy, I focused more on diva rather than the color of her skin. It's not like they said, move over Naomi there is a new chocolate in town. The diva could be indicative of a "star" or "popular" or "bad @$$" chick. And while I don't think Heidi would necessarily mean the same (as someone stated above) they could have used Gaga's name or Jennifer and had the same diva copy, it would still mean the same to me.
Niki's picture

I agree, I think the ad was

I agree, I think the ad was referring to her being a diva (because she is definitely a diva, throwing phones and all). I think they meant to tell her to move over because there is another diva in town, meaning the Bliss bar. Guess she trying to get a pay day out of it.........
Flyguy's picture

In the UK chocolate is used

In the UK chocolate is used derogatively to describe a black person... not in the USA... she has a valid point
Biatch  Please's picture

Dont talk crap. Since when??

Dont talk crap. Since when?? Im english and the only people i know that would be ashamed of this are people who dont like being too black. you know them black women who have issues being in the sun for 10mins
Babigirl's picture

that whole racism angle is a

that whole racism angle is a smokescreen. Naomi's p!ssed that Cadbury used her name and didn't offer her a piece of the action...copyright your name Naomi...
flashpoint's picture

this makes about as much

this makes about as much sense as tami trying to sue evelyn for them t-shirts. in order to have a case dont you need to prove that you have some actual damages?? there are so many real issues to get offended over in this world and this is not one of them. take up a real cause that faces real issues and solves real problems and stop being a drama queen. wasting time, energy and money on nonsense.
shuga's picture

chuurrcchh!! Tami should

chuurrcchh!! Tami should really go somewhere wit that.. looking like she was gonna cry " Evelyn dont rip my shit up" LMAAOOOO
Hi Free-quency's picture

Y'all should stop and think

Y'all should stop and think for a minute before getting all runny mouth about her "anger issues". Have you stopped to wonder if on any ad about white cholate they have said move over Heidi Klum, another diva is in town? Y'all are missing the damn point. I, like Naomi have lived in Europe and you would understand her grouse. The caucasians can be very patronizing and it irritates even the most open minded person. An example is when a random person walks up to you on the street just cause you have a head wrap on and says "oh you look so exotic, I like it" WTF? I also find the ad offensive plus its illegal to use my name to promote something I havent endorsed.
Nigerian Gal's picture

Yes U have a Great

Yes U have a Great Point....Especially in Naomi's position where she can be maybe 1% of the population in places where she lives like Russia. I guess this situation can be Patronizing and Insulting for the Most Tolerable of us!...Been to Europe Many times and Europeans can be Truly Guilty of this Practice
ME's picture

I'm chocolate and proud.

I'm chocolate and proud. don't understan dher confusion *Kanye shrug* http://givingherhers.blogspot.com
Anonymous's picture

Naomi does have a tendency to

Naomi does have a tendency to sue whenever someone mentions "Naomi". RuPaul stated that she was the only supermodel that threatened to sue him when he mentioned her name in his song "Supermodel." Naomi needs to respect herself first and foremost. Maybe Cadbury should have just showed her on top of a chocolate bunny like the above pic instead of just mentioning "Naomi".
Big Lips Big Nose Nappy Hair Tar Baby aka Coal Black African's picture

This B*tch is crazy.. first

This B*tch is crazy.. first off.. how is being called chocolate insulting...? Nigga, jiggaboo, niger, colored... yes.. but chocolate.. Just b/c all she likes to bang is white men and has a complex about her own CHOCOLATE skin doesn't mean we all should.. Her weave is doing more than tearing her hair out.. it's taking what few brain cells she has also.. B*TCH PLEASE
TruthBeTold's picture

totally agree, seems like

totally agree, seems like homegal is getting all emotional for no damn reason
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Anonymous's picture

Naomi is stupid, plain and

Naomi is stupid, plain and simple. She doesnt understand they are giving her a compliment. What a dumb bitch!
Anonymous's picture

Agreed! Naomi SIT THE FUK

Agreed! Naomi SIT THE FUK DOWN. Bitch thinks she owns everyone because she fuks some billionaire Russian dude. She LIVES in Russia now hahaha. Thats a compliment, her skin being compared to rich creamy buttery chocolate?? Who wouldn't like that?! Oh yeah, this psycho phone throwing bitch! The authorities have allowed her to get away with SO MUCH, which is another reason why this beautiful Amazon hooker thinks she's untouchable. She needs to SIT DOWN. Heaven forbid she's not making millions off every single use of every single picture of her. Honey you sold your soul & image to the Devil a long a$$ time ago...as beautiful as you are on the outside you're JUST as ugly on the inside. She considers everyone beneath her, which makes her the ugliest model in the world.
Anonymous's picture

i can understand if she's

i can understand if she's pissed about her name being used without permission, but i don't see anything offensive about being compared to chocolate.
uranidjit's picture

Next time someone uses my

Next time someone uses my name george, im suing. I need to get a lawsuit going for the movies george of the jungle and curious george. Oh my, I can be am idiot like her too. Btw, I know a few naomi's that are better looking then her. What makes this bitch think she's the one?
geosmyname's picture

Next time someone uses my

Next time someone uses my name george, im suing. I need to get a lawsuit going for the movies george of the jungle and curious george. Oh my, I can be am idiot like her too. Btw, I know a few naomi's that are better looking then her. What makes this bitch think she's the one?
geosmyname's picture

Next time someone uses my

Next time someone uses my name george, im suing. I need to get a lawsuit going for the movies george of the jungle and curious george. Oh my, I can be am idiot like her too. Btw, I know a few naomi's that are better looking then her. What makes this bitch think she's the one?
geosmyname's picture

Next time someone uses my

Next time someone uses my name george, im suing. I need to get a lawsuit going for the movies george of the jungle and curious george. Oh my, I can be am idiot like her too. Btw, I know a few naomi's that are better looking then her. What makes this bitch think she's the one?
geosmyname's picture

Next time someone uses my

Next time someone uses my name george, im suing. I need to get a lawsuit going for the movies george of the jungle and curious george. Oh my, I can be am idiot like her too. Btw, I know a few naomi's that are better looking then her. What makes this bitch think she's the one?
geosmyname's picture

Next time someone uses my

Next time someone uses my name george, im suing. I need to get a lawsuit going for the movies george of the jungle and curious george. Oh my, I can be am idiot like her too. Btw, I know a few naomi's that are better looking then her. What makes this bitch think she's the one?
geosmyname's picture

who cares..Cadbury chocolate

who cares..Cadbury chocolate is the nastiest chocolate I've ever tasted.. Go to any dollar tree they have tons of that crap!
Anonymous's picture

That's because the American

That's because the American version is rubbish. Cadbury in any other country is great.
Anonymous's picture

I see this pissed you off.

I see this pissed you off.
Bronze Duchess's picture

Number... 1. Naomi you do not

Number... 1. Naomi you do not have the the dignity, poise, or intellect to speak for the black community so please certify your statements as just pertaining to you 2. so while you blinking those big doe eyes ...real talk, there are people in possum holler that know about the crimes committed against our people over those 'blood diamonds' so keep blinking and maybe somebody else will buy that line of BS! 3. Unless you have a severe allergy or are a contestant on the biggest loser, chocolate usually evokes emotions of pleasantness; so while undeserving it is a flattering comment in reference to you ...and number 4. ....what was it again you were ranting about?...
Anonymous's picture

I wholly AGREE!!!! With her

I wholly AGREE!!!! With her Dumb ASS!!!! She is the Perfect example of Being the white man's B****!!!!
I.AM.Legend's picture

She's a retard. She's mad

She's a retard. She's mad because they called her a diva in a negative way.
Anonymous's picture

The point she's making is

The point she's making is that you would never see the color of a white person, or any other color person used to advertise something. Who does that? "Move over flour, Michael Jackson is in town." Got to pay her.
YB&F's picture

I am a dark skin female and I

I am a dark skin female and I call myself "Chocolate" all the time...its like my alter ego haha
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Anonymous's picture

Sooooo....she is in a bathing

Sooooo....she is in a bathing suit on top of a chocolate bunny and is offended?
Mrs. Bond's picture

I don't see how the add is

I don't see how the add is offensive. Plus Cadbury makes good chocolate.
C's picture

hahahahah OMG i don't think i

hahahahah OMG i don't think i ever laughed this hard on a post! LMFAO! this has to be the joke of the day!lol..she should be HAPPY a company called her chocolate instead of a cell phone company calling her something else ....#justsaying
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Anonymous's picture

I don't think it's that

I don't think it's that serious.
Happy Lady's picture

Ok Naomi. It's not like the

Ok Naomi. It's not like the ad says "Move over Naomi, there's a new extra DARK CHOCOLATE candy bar that's nuts just like you but people actual like it!" ...Stop throwing tantrums.
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