Tyra Banks needs to stop talking about this “feud” with Naomi Campbell from the 90’s which Naomi Completely denies till this day
Oh I have had it with Tyra Banks. I love Tyra Banks so much and till this day I credit her for adding some flame to my love for fashion. You can not watch anything else in my house when America‘s Next Top Model was on. I loved her fervently and still do but she needs to stop talking about this “feud” with Naomi Campbell.
For all of you who do not know what this is all about here’s a recap. Back in the 90’s after failing to succeed as a model in the United States Tyra Banks moved to Paris. Paris loved Tyra Banks and she soon started making a name for herself. But there was already a “black” supermodel aka the black panther aka Naomi Campbell. Back in the 90’s with no #BlackModelsMatter movement there was only room for one black supermodel according to Tyra. Tyra says Naomi Campbell felt threatened by her and started black-balling her. So she lost a lot of jobs. But then she also said her agency gave her a list of designers who wouldn’t work with her because she was fat. Not normal fat but model fat.
“My agents in Italy gave [my mom] a list of designers that did not want to hire me anymore because my body was getting thicker,” Banks says
Although her agency showed her the list Tyra still insists she was black-balled by Naomi Campbell. On her talk show, The Tyra Banks Show, she had a heart to heart talk with Naomi Campbell. Tyra accused Naomi of black-balling her which Naomi swiftly denied. The conversation ended with Naomi Campbell apologizing. They both cried and the beef was squashed. This was on the 18th of November 2005 according to IMDb.
11 years later from the show and over 20 years after the alleged black-balling Tyra Banks is still talking about it. In an interview on the Norwegian-Swedish talk show Skavla she said she is still “very scared” of Naomi Campbell.
“I got to Paris, and it was very difficult. I did really well really fast, but then the industry was saying, ‘Oh, look out Naomi Campbell, here comes Tyra Banks! So Naomi Campbell, sit your butt down,’ ” she said. “It wasn’t fair to Naomi, but her response was . . . to this day, I’m very scared of her. It was very difficult—like some of my lowest times of my life—dealing with that.”
Oh shut up already. Stop playing the victim Tyra. This happened years ago and you are still going around telling the same old story. Tyra after leaving Paris continued on to have a very successful career. However she is not satisfied with this success but goes around playing the victim. It is honestly getting old and tired. I feel like this is her only claim to fame. There is no more ANTM. At least not with her as the host so she is struggling to remain relevant. Or maybe it is the fact that she is about to launch a new skin care line and needs the press. Either way we are not having it.
If I was Naomi Campbell this is how I would stop her from talking about me and this absurd feud.
I would send Tyra a beautiful bouquet of Red Naomi roses with a note that says “KEEP MY NAME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH XOXO NAOMI”. This beautiful bouquet will be accompanied by a fat envelope of letters from my lawyers. Including a cease and desist and a few other law suit drafts.