Tyra Banks, the genius model behind the Bankable ‘America’s Next Top Model‘ has shared fresh thoughts on her spat with Naomi Campbell in an insightful interview with the ‘Wall Street Journal.’
Alas, Banks’ decision to discuss the drama has seen former ‘Top Model’ fans take to Twitter to shed a fresh light on tweets which examine all the ways they believe she engaged in the behaviour Naomi was accused of participating in.
These old episode of America’s Next Top Model were so problematic whew. Rampant cultural appropriation, transphobia (telling one of the girls she looks like a tr****, like that’s an insult…). Chile this show would not have survived in this era
— Kharisma (@kharismamone) May 18, 2019
Season 4 of America’s Next Top Model is problematic af. Tyra Banks is telling a model that she needs to put up with sexual harassment as part of the job and then had the models do a shoot where they were portraying a different race?? Wtf
— Maddie Pavek 🌻 (@maddiepavek) February 28, 2019
Tyra’s take, at the 11 minute mark, below…
Tyra’s words (though peaceful) offended those of Naomi’s fans who believe she should keep mum on the matter.
How they responded? By pointing out the ways in which Tyra targeted vulnerable ‘America’s Next Top Model’ contestants by retweeting and liking the messages below.
— Cherita Explains It All (@cheritaisrandom) July 7, 2019
america’s next top model is so iconic, no doubt about it, but it had so many super problematic moments that i don’t understand how tyra and others let it slide.
— ashley (@satinsjpg) July 2, 2019
I watch the re-runs of this show sometimes and it hits me how anti-Black it was.
This was one of those moments.
— BeJONcé (@DoctorJonPaul) July 8, 2019
Naomi is yet to respond to Tyra’s fresh assessment of their feud.
@tyrabanks you did Tiffany diiiirty in amntm… smdh
— katie_cakeface (@cakeface_katie) July 6, 2019
Tiffany did NOTHING to warrant the attack Tyra enacted. It was her way of coping, and she didn’t want to be visibly disappointed or upset so she laughed it off. There is nothing wrong with that. @tyrabanks ur a mess https://t.co/Q2EjQHNk4Z
— Ally (@allysdead) May 31, 2019