Social Media Roundup: Naomi Campbell Received Backlash On Twitter Over A 'Tone Deaf' #ENDSARS Post And More
Week in, week out, a range of hot topics usually trend and garner a lot of engagements from users all over social media. Whether Twitter, Facebook or even Instagram, certain topics like how Twitter launched a new icon for the #ENDSARS protest usually make the rounds.
This week on social media, Naomi Campbell received backlash from many Nigerians after she posted a picture from a shoot that was inspired by the#ENDSARS protests. Check out other hot topics in our social media roundup for this week.
Naomi Campbell Backlash Over #ENDSARS Inspired Shoot
Naomi Campbell is an English model, actress and businesswoman who, earlier this year, modelled on the runway for the popular gender-fluid brand, Kenneth Ize. The popular model, during the #ENDSARS protests by Nigerian youths, lent her voice to show support and demand justice for the Nigerian youths.
However, she made a post on Twitter which was a picture from a shoot she had wearing a long silver dress and captioned it “I pray for a silver lining. An ode to dreams and dreamers.” Lots of people thought the post was very insensitive to the plight Nigerians were going through at the moment, and she received great backlash from people including Adesuwa Aighewi, Asa Asika and many more.
Naomi Campbell is using our pains and struggles to do photoshoot 😭😭— IYA ONI WEAVES (@Auntyfeyi) October 21, 2020
A few hours later, the model took down the post, and went live on Instagram where she shed tears and apologized.
Liya Kabede On Harper Bazaar US
Liya Kabede is an Ethiopian-born fashion designer, model, actress and maternal health advocate and recently became the cover model of the Harper's Bazaar US Cover for the first time. In an interview, Liya Kabede opens up about finding the fuel that has fueled her two-decade career.
“I shouldn’t be the first, you know what I mean? Why is it now? It’s like you guys are so far behind. Sometimes it was just a trend, sometimes it’s not,” @liyakebede tells Durga Chew-Bose (@durgapolashi). Fashion didn’t change for Liya Kebede, but Liya Kebede helped change fashion. In our November issue, the 42-year-old model, entrepreneur, and advocate opens up about finding the strength that has fueled her two-decade career. Link in bio. Photographer: @christopherandersonphoto Director of Photography: @thomashutteau Video Editor: @lee_m Video Colorist: @ericaharperdillman Motion Design: @erinsuckss Fashion Editor: @ludivinepoiblanc Author: @durgapolashi Hair: @benjaminmullerhair Makeup: @stephane_marais_officiali Manicure: @hanaegoumri Production: Céline Guillerm for @octopixparis
She also talked about her past struggles as a black supermodel and the solitary childhood she had in Ethiopia.
“Just because I was black; there was awkwardness on the set, complications on the set. And there’s nothing you can do. You just keep quiet, you do your thing, and then you leave and hope for the best.” - Liya Kabede.
Adamu Garba Files $1bn Lawsuit Against Jack Dorsey
The former presidential aspirant and CEO of IPI Limited, Adamu Garba, who, a short while ago, threatened the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey to take him to court if the #ENDSARS protests became violent finally delivered on his threats.
In the early hours of Tuesday, Adamu Garba submitted a motion of notice in the Federal High Court, Abuja asking Jack Dorsey to pay a fine of $1bn in favour of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as a compensation for loss of lives, properties and convenience as a result of his active support in allegedly funding the protests.
Dear @jack,— Adamu Garba II (@adamugarba) October 20, 2020
Here’s your motion of notice, a fine of $1Bn dollars in favour of Federal Republic of Nigeria, as a compensation for lost of lives, properties & convenience as a result your active support for funding of #EndSARS after the issues is been attended to by the Government pic.twitter.com/aunph9OIY8
It is also stated that Jack Dorsey has to publish a public apology to the Nigerian government and people for violating the sovereignty to peace and unity. As usual, this lawsuit garnered a lot of reactions on Twitter, many of which were negative.
Looks From TolaniBaj’s 28th Birthday Shoot
Omotolani Shobajo, also known as TolaniBaj, who recently rose to stardom after participating in popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija Season 5 recently celebrated her 28th birthday and she had some sizzling pictures to share to that effect.
The model, media personality and A&R who has worked with notable fashion brands including Orange Culture since she left the house, dazzled in a teal-coloured jumpsuit from Zephans&Co on her birthday. For her shoot, she sported a lavish red flower crown which was used to accentuate the beauty of the flowery prints high-slit dress and black strapped heels. TolaniBaj surely knows her fashion onions and we think that is super commendable.
Naomi Campbell On The Cover Of American Vogue
Naomi Campbell, like we earlier stated, is a popular model who was the first Black woman to cover French Vogue in 1988. Recently, she graced the cover of American Vogue. The trailblazing supermodel spoke up about her decade's long career of defying the odds and speaking up for others.
She also shared her experience advocating for black models.
“I never used to say the word racism, I just used to say it’s territorialism. I never wanted people to say that I used that as an excuse, that I was throwing the word out. Now, I’m happy that everyone’s all on the same page, that everyone feels comfortable to come out about their experiences without feeling some stigma.” - Naomi Campbell.
These hot topics and more trended all over social media this week and got several engagements from users, both locally and internationally. Do let us know what your favourite topic is from our Social Media Roundup.