Naomi Campbell criticises lack of diversity at British Vogue
The supermodel shared a picture of the fashion magazine’s staff which showed no non-white members.
Naomi Campbell has criticised the lack of diversity at British Vogue by sharing an image of its staff that shows not one non-white employee.
The supermodel, who has joined the fashion magazine as a contributing editor, said she hopes to see an “inclusive and diverse” staff now Edward Enninful has taken over from Alexandra Shulman as editor-in-chief.
The picture, which Campbell posted on Instagram on Tuesday, is a portrait of the editorial staff to celebrate the final edition under Shulman, who Enninful replaced this month.
Campbell, 47, wrote: “This is the staff photo of @britishvogue under the previous editor #AlexandraSchulman.
“Looking forward to an inclusive and diverse staff now that @edward_enninful is the editor.”
Enninful, who moved to London as a child from Ghana, will have a big task to make the staff more representative, according to the image of around 50 staff members.
The most recent census, held in 2011, showed that 14% of people in England and Wales identified as non-white, a rising figure.
A barrage of criticism against the magazine met Campbell’s request for followers’ thoughts.
x__ebss wrote: “Not one single ethnic person! Wow.”
kenneth4433 added: “Thank you for bringing this to our attention @iamnaomicampbell another sector of institutionalized racism on display.”
Enninful appointed as contributing editors Campbell and Kate Moss, as well as director Steve McQueen, who won a best picture Oscar for 12 Years A Slave.