Skip to comments.Naomi Campbell vs. Cadbury (Being compare to a candy bar!)
Posted on 05/31/2011 5:11:06 PM PDT by greatdefender
A new ad for Cadbury chocolate is leaving a bitter taste with Naomi Campbell. The supermodel is looking at "every option available," including legal action, in response to a promotion that compares the celebrity to a Dairy Milk Bliss bar.
The ad reads, "Move over Naomi, there's a new diva in town," and shows the candy bar nestled in diamonds. The campaign ran in supermarkets and newspapers in the U.K.
Campbell told the U.K. newspaper the Independent, "I am shocked. It's upsetting to be described as chocolate, not just for me, but for all black women and black people. I do not find any humor in this. It is insulting and hurtful."
The star, who has been the center of controversies in the past (forced community service for hurling a cellphone at her maid comes to mind), is this time being backed by the British organization Operation Black Vote. The group called on the U.S. company Kraft, which owns Cadbury, to apologize and is considering a boycott of the company's products. Worse, Naomi's mom is mad.
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When I think of chocolate, I do not think of the color. I think about how yummy it is...
“It’s upsetting to be described as chocolate, not just for me, but for all black women and black people.”
Uh...paging Ray Nagin!
Suing? Really, Naomi? And how’s that lawsuit going against the mayor of New Orleans?
Which racial group's modern-day cultural representatives repeatedly refer to their own race as "n*****z" in lyrics? Who refers to New Orleans as "Chocolate City"? Come on. Sheesh. Grow up, supermodel.
I get offended whenever I’m compared to a Zero bar.
Naomi must need a little publicity
Naomi must have been truly outraged when Mayor Nagin of New Orleans referred to the place as a “chocolate city”. That was definitely racist of him, no?
About as absurd as if she sued Campbell’s soup for infringement of her ‘brand’.
Bliss is good stuff.
Sounds like she just proved their point.
Campbell needs to back off from antagonizing a powerful industry giant like Cadbury. She makes them too mad, they just might snatch her bald headed! ;-)
I’d compare her to a different brown substance.
Besides, I really like cadbury bars (esp. their raisin and almond milk chocoalte bar) so I am rooting for them.
I’m a chocaholic. Cadbury is like a fine wine to one like me. I keep a box of Reece’s Fast Break and a box Snicker’s Squares in the pantry. I have recipes that feature chocolate in many venues. ... Have you ever dipped Sugar Snap Peas in milk chocolate? clip the ends, flash boil the pods, then cool with ice and dip them in melted milk chocolate. Tricks works with lots of things, even a pretty woman ... just don’t boil her before dipping.
Naomi may smack them around with a phone or boot.
Fast Breaks are pretty decent...I miss Bar Nones and Alpine Whites . :-( Remember those? Seems like every candy bar I’ve ever really liked winds up being discontinued -I am the Grim Reaper of confections. Right now my favorite is the Lindt white chocolate truffle, so be warned and stock up, if you like them too.
You have no doubt heard of Junior Mints. Did you know they also make a Junior Caramels? ... Yeah, they are that good ... caramel surrounded by a ball of milk chocolate. But they are not as ‘sticky’ as the one sold in movie theaters (Milk Duds). The caramel is infused with a fiber agent so it doesn’t get stuck in your teeth. Sadly, apparently we Americans like picking caramel from between our teeth!
Junior caramels? Sounds good-Cadbury’s caramello was a good inexpensive caramel filled bar-I had forgotten about that bar till just now, and it used to be one of my favorites.
So she’s assuming the ad is about her? A little self-centered, I’d say.
I have to say I was actually surprised when, upon reading the article, I found out that Naomi’s beef (can I say that?) with the ad was that it compared her to chocolate, like the color or . . . something.
That honestly never occurred to me.
I thought she was mad because they used her name in something as non-super-model-ish as a candy bar commercial.
Please, lady. Get over yourself.
Okay, I’m looking at this ad and first of all, I don’t think “Wow, it’s about Naomi Campbell.”
Then, if I do think “Naomi Campbell,” I think, “this is a poke at her over her ridiculous recent diamond scandal.”
That is all.
I don’t even think chocolate, the food, much less chocolate the whatever-Naomi-was-mad about kind.
It's all about making fun of Naomi's diva-ness regarding the diamonds.
That is all.
Naomi is a little crazy too.
Someone thinks she’s delicious, and she doesn’t like it.
Things are light years beyond too prissy/sensitive these days.