Naomi Campbell reveals she refused a 'ton of money' to be part of an 'all-black fashion show' as she wants to promote 'balanced inclusion' within the industry

Naomi Campbell has claimed she refused a 'ton of money' to take part in 'an all-black show' as she is keen to promote 'balanced inclusion' in the fashion industry.

The supermodel, 49, spoke candidly about her experiences in the modelling world with The Guardian's Weekend magazine on Saturday.

Discussing how someone called the increase in diversity a 'cult', and her annoyance with this misguided view, she said: 'To hear this called a 'cult', that was like, "wait a second: so you want me to feel bad now that things are turning the other way?" No. 

Candid: Naomi Campbell revealed on Saturday she refused a 'ton of money' to be part of an 'all-black fashion show' as she wanted to promote 'balanced inclusion' within the industry

Candid: Naomi Campbell revealed on Saturday she refused a 'ton of money' to be part of an 'all-black fashion show' as she wanted to promote 'balanced inclusion' within the industry

'We just want balance, end of story. I won't do an all-black show, for instance, because it would be hypocritical given what I've stood for, for so long. Balanced inclusion.'

Going on to reveal that she had been asked to do an exclusively black catwalk show, but refused despite the offer of 'tons of money, Naomi said: 'I can see clearly when brands want diversity because they get it and think it's the right thing to do - and the ones who just think it will look bad if they don't.' 

Inclusion: Discussing how someone called the increase in diversity a 'cult', she said: 'We just want balance, end of story. I won't do an all-black show because it would be hypocritical'

Inclusion: Discussing how someone called the increase in diversity a 'cult', she said: 'We just want balance, end of story. I won't do an all-black show because it would be hypocritical'

Naomi recently revealed it's unlikely she'll step away from her glamorous exploits anytime soon in favour of motherhood, as she's 'not yet' ready.

In an interview with WSJ. Magazine last month, the British beauty disclosed that she instead views herself as a mother figure to the countless children who cross her path through her tireless philanthropic work, particularly in Africa.

When asked by the publication about her possible plans to have children, she responded: 'Naomi on having kids: 'Not yet—I’ll see what the universe brings me.'

Naomi also spoke about her living the single life, after years of dating a number of high-profile men.

'Being alone doesn’t mean you are lonely,' she said. 'I don’t have time to be bored, and I don’t have time to be lonely.'

Referring to one actor she dated in the early 1990s, she added: 'For me, privacy is important to know each other, and I always worry that my job will not allow that. But I have ways. I was taught that by Robert De Niro.'

Honest truth: 'I can see clearly when brands want diversity because they get it and think it's the right thing to do and the ones who just think it will look bad if they don't,' Naomi explained

Honest truth: 'I can see clearly when brands want diversity because they get it and think it's the right thing to do and the ones who just think it will look bad if they don't,' Naomi explained

Naomi Campbell refused to be part of 'all-black fashion show' to promote 'balanced inclusion'

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