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Aussie editor fired for putting me on mag cover: Naomi Campbell

world Updated: Oct 25, 2010 09:35 IST

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In yet another racism accusation, supermodel Naomi Campbell has claimed that the editor of an Australian fashion magazine was sacked after putting her on its front cover.

The 40-year-old catwalk queen, who claimed last year that the advertising business was using the recession as an excuse to drop black models, has been vocal about racism in the fashion business, the Telegraph reported.

"One time, I went to Australia. The editor-in-chief of a magazine there told me that she got fired for putting me on the cover. I do remember going there and saying, 'Where's the Aboriginal model? There should be one. They're beautiful women'," said Campbell without naming the journalist in question.

In 2009, she alleged that major companies were refusing to use non-white women to promote their products.

"This year, we have gone back all the way that we had advanced. I don't see any black woman, or of any other race, in big advertising campaigns," she said.

In 1988, the Londoner appeared on the cover of French Vogue as its first black cover girl.

Yves St Laurent, her late mentor, had threatened to withdraw all of his advertising from the magazine following its refusal to place Campbell, or any black model, on its front page.

She also became the first black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue.