Naomi Campbell Claims She Was Banned From A Hotel In France Because She’s Black

Naomi Campbell claims she was banned from entering a hotel in the South of France recently because of the colour of her skin.

Campbell, who regularly addresses the prejudice she’s faced throughout her career, told Paris Match magazine: “The word ‘diversity’ is everywhere today but it did not exist when I started.”

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The supermodel, who declined to name and shame the venue, continued: “I’ve always wanted people to be treated equally. I was recently in a city in the South of France, where I was invited to participate in an event in a hotel whose name I will not mention.

“They did not want to let my friend and I in because of the colour of my skin. The guy at the entrance pretended that the place was full but he was letting other people in.

“It is for these kinds of revolting moments that I will continue to speak up and make myself heard.”

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Campbell previously revealed at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York that the prejudice she faced had motivated her professionally.

She said while accepting the Fashion Icon award: “I let it drive me. And, of course, I’m human, and I found it hard at times not to take it personally. But I stand here today as a proud woman of colour, and I will continue to push for diversity and equality in this industry.”

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