What She Say…? Iman: “They Might As Well Have Called Them ‘N* Earrings'”


Iman speak with Fashionista.com about Vogue Italia’s recent controversy over naming an accessory “Slave Earrings.” The supermodel expressed that she was clearly baffled by the whole situation, even after the apology.

She says:

“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.”

Do you agree with her statement?