Iman: ‘Vogue Italia Might As Well Have Called Them N***** Earrings’

Vogue Italia‘s offensive “slave earrings” feature has had fingers wagging all week, and now Iman has chimed in on the controversy.

Fashionista sat down with the supermodel to discuss her HSN collection. Besides admitting she hasn’t been to a fashion show in over 20 years, she also had some thoughts about Vogue Italia:

“I’m a huge fan of Franca Sozzani and Vogue Italia’s website because they have a whole section on black models. Is it controversial? Yes. The naming of it, I don’t get it. I sometimes wonder in this age of reality shows has it become part of the language–the more controversy the more [buzz] it creates. But yeah, I didn’t like it. Slave does not make it ethnic. Mind you, it’s not lost in translation–the word slave, we know what it is. They might as well have called them “n***** earrings.” For somebody like Franca Sozzani, who did that whole black issue for Vogue, somebody should have said something.”

Well said.


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