So the news that interested me today surrounded the trial of Charles Taylor the ex-president of Liberia and Naomi Campbell’s brief appearance at the court. The trial surrounds Charles Taylor alleged role in the bloody Liberian civil war in which he is accused of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity. Some of the crimes levied against him involve the case of him being involved in supplying blood diamonds. For those who don’t know blood diamonds are diamonds mined in forced and harsh conditions in a war zone area where they are used to fuel an insurgency or a warlords activity. So the involvement of Naomi Campbell in the trial surrounds events that happened at a party hosted by Nelson Mandela in 1997. There Naomi met Charles for the first time and after that meeting Naomi was alleged to have received blood diamonds from Charles Taylor. So Naomi’s appearance and testification was needed to help prove a link between Charles Taylor and blood diamond’s.
But the point that interested me was Naomi’s blatant reluctance towards having to appear at this trial. She constintley tried to dodge having to make this appereance at the trial and even when she did appear she complained that she ‘didn’t really want to be here,’ and that ‘This is a big inconvenience for (her)’. This being said even though she was ONLY cross-examined for 2 hours. She’s had to work fashion runways for longer then that but somehow she feels the need to act like a right old bitch when she is asked to play an important role in what is unarguably a very important trial politically and internationally. This trial involves war crimes and surrounds the loss of many peoples lives and yet she can’t seem to fathom the slightest bit of respect or duty to carry out a task that arguably requires nothing more then her recalling events for a short period of time. I just can’t comprehend the mindset of someone so shallow and self-engrossed to think that her inconvenience merits even a slight mention when we are talking about the massive pain and suffering that the people of Liberia caught in the crossfire of this civil war have had to go through. But this so called ’inconvenience’ i’m sure will be short-lived as she jumps back onto a plane and out of the country to her pampered and lavish life whilst those whose lives have been affected by Charles Taylor’s actions have to live with their inconvenience for the rest of their lives.
No wonder the woman chose modelling as a career. Its something she is obviously a pro at….having a face that screams sulky whilst keeping that gob of hers tightly shut. Lets hope she spares us all the inconvenience of ever having to see or hear of her again.
Till next time