Model Jourdan Dunn stands up against racism

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 17:37

London: Model Jourdan Dunn has taken it upon herself to tell the truth about racism, which goes on the runway.

Dunn is taking a stand against the fashion industry and wants to reveal the truth.

"I want to talk about what goes on. A lot of people are scared to speak up. People think it`s all glamorous and good and that all models get treated the same, but there is still a lot of bulls**t that happens. I speak up," Dunn told the Guardian newspaper`s the Fashion magazine.

The model feels that not being allowed to walk for a show, because of the skin colour, is wrong.

"I wanted to make a point, but not a dig. Girls get cancelled last minute all the time, but at least it wasn`t because of my skin tone. Which I often get in Paris," she said.

A mother of a three-year-old son, Dunn feels that big shots in the fashion industry should try to make a change.

"The people who control the industry, they say if you have a black face on a magazine cover it won`t sell, but there`s no real evidence for that."

"It`s lazy. You always hear, `There aren`t enough black models`, which is bulls**t. It`s all about these dead excuses," she said.

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First Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 17:37

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