It has been revealed that the black rights group behind the successful push to have Cadbury publicly apologise to the supermodel received ‘instrumental’ support from the civil rights legends after writing to them,
Well, it seems that you cannot stand in the way of the African diaspora. Cadbury have been forced into a humiliating apology, or face the wrath of the black man – everywhere.
Say, that’s a nice company….
At least that is the gist of what Sharpton and Jackson were threatening. Clearly, black people are black first, national borders, common sense and fairness etc, come last, if at all. So much for multiculturalism then, the only ones who seem to stick to nationality rather than race and culture, are white people.
This was never about race, as I said before. This was about Naomi Campbell throwing a hissy fit for her name being used in a campaign that she wasn’t paid for; Campbell is nothing if not mercenary. As for Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, they just don’t like black people being portrayed negatively, exemplified by Al Sharpton’s group stating:
Nothing racial then, just the fact that she was compared to a food or object or was it that Cadbury/Kraft were not handing out ‘donations’? Sharpton and his organisation of course being quite infamous for its ‘shakedowns’, demanding money from organisations, lest they face a black protest and be highlighted as racist. Very reminisent of a mafia don running a protection racket. Of course when a company refuses donations, his sheep like followers carry out a boycott until Sharpton’s pockets are suitably lined.
“The reverend felt this was deeply offensive. Naomi is an icon and has worked very hard, so to be compared to food or an object is offensive.”
His group then went on to state via Tamika Mallory:
A tad bit hypocritical, considering the board of Al Sharpton’s group, National Action Network is made up entirely of black people, no whites, no hispanics, no Chinese, Asian, Korean or any other ethnicity, whatsoever.
“It’s yet another example of corporate insensitivity towards minorities, and proof that advertising rooms are still largely devoid of diversity..”
Call me old fashioned but I find a group, solely set up to further the interests of one race, over all others, well – racist. Also this group claims to help those suffering social of poverty, even thought the vast majority of those in poverty are white, as far as I know it doesn’t help white folks.
In the US even fellow African Americans have labelled Al Sharpton a racial arsonist.
The threats however clearly did the trick, as Cadbury have issued an apology for any offence caused, according to their statement:
“We have been in discussions with Naomi’s solicitors and can confirm that they have accepted our apology on her behalf as a conclusion to this issue.”
Reading between the lines it sounds as though Naomi Campbell has been suitably recompensed and Cadbury’s have learned a hard lesson. Never make mention of a black person without their express permission and suitable payment made, otherwise they will be branded racist.