Naomi Campbell has become the heroine of the new issue of Vogue. She graced the cover of the issue, and in an interview spoke about the stereotypical image of “aggressive black woman”, which many attributed to her.
I already forgot about it. When I was young, I did some things that I was told were bad for the image of my race. Now I think not only about myself when I do something – I think about my culture and race, – said the model.
She recalled that the label “aggressive black woman” stuck to her after an interview in 2013 when Jonathan Ragman stated that Naomi “lives with anger that she so clearly displays.”
I remember this very well. I knew which side he [Ragman] would come from, I knew that he would want to hook me. And all the newspapers went there too. I see they are happier to write nasty things than something good about you. It upset me when I was young, but now it doesn’t. But I’m still suspicious of interviews in Britain, – said Naomi.
It’s no secret that in her younger years, Campbell had problems with the law. The model was addicted to drugs and alcohol, regularly ended up in the police and repeatedly ended up in court due to aggressive behavior. This year she turned 50. On her birthday, Naomi addressed her friends and fans:
To be honest, I did not think that I would live to this age. I am infinitely grateful to everyone who went through all the ups and downs with me, who helped me stay on the right track.