Term of endearment?
Whilst some may consider being refereed to as yummy chocolate a term of endearment - others may consider it to be an insult.
To refer to the 1st lady in terms of chocolate is a definite reference to her colour - and to say move over Naomi also implies that Naomi's the only other black female worth being compared to.
How about the term exotic - I've been referred to as that before and it's a bit... well...weird. Exotic to me means foreign - dark - unusual ... god knows...
I'm actually perhaps as exotic as Hackney Marshes truth be known but clearly I live a dual life. ( need to trace my lineage )
The Diva thing? That implies a person who's a bit stroppy - pushy - spoiled - pouty... and whilst I'll admit that I... like most women can be all of those things any month of Sunday... it's a term usually reserved for Black females... oddly enough .. singers or actresses.
Tyra Banks..yummy hot chocolate?
You can read Lee Jaspers take on it in my blog list below - or you can read it here...
Fact is though.. some women do refer to themselves as chocolate - sometimes refer to men it that way also India Aires Brown Skin is an example of that...
Perhaps Cadburys would have kept it on point and relevant if they had said move over Diane (Abbott) there's a new .. political.blah blah.. Nah.. plus our Diane would have possibly had a political field day with that one...;-)
What's clear is... Naomi Campbell still reigns supreme in the eyes of many - but how long are we 'gonna' work that for - when there are so many other black female models out there waiting to be recognised and perhaps given the same level of profile and exposure.
Jourdan Dunn - Londoner