British model Naomi Campbell is one of the top models in the world and she has opened up about the racism that takes place in the fashion industry. Naomi says that she finds it disappointing that racism still happens and she feels that something needs to be done about it.
Campbell told Sky News, "It's disappointing that they still think before booking models of colour. It's appalling. It shouldn't be that way in this day and age."
Naomi then told Channel 4 News, "I'm saying the act of not choosing models of colour is racist. So... we're not calling them racist, we are saying the act is racist."
She added, "I have faith in London... because the British Fashion Council was the first fashion council to respond... and it was a positive response. So I feel really optimistic about London. I think London is going to do the right thing and we are going to see a lot more models of colour on the runway [in London]."
It was recently revealed that, last season, 82.7% of models were white at New York Fashion Week, while their was only 9.1% Asian, 6% black and 2% Latina.