British supermodel Naomi Campbell has enjoyed a very long and hugely successful career on the modelling scene, being considered one of the biggest and best models in the business for many decades now. The 47-year-old star has spoken in the past about the racial abuse she has received during her life and her career, and Naomi has now recalled one of her earliest memories of racial abuse, when she was just five years old.
Campbell was doing an interview for British Vogue, when she told them, "I remember when I was five a little boy with red hair called me the 'N-word'. And at five I know this was wrong, I am not going to accept this and I fought back. It's not acceptable. It's not acceptable anywhere in the world."
As well as talking about the racial abuse that she suffered from a very young age, Naomi Campbell also went on to talk about growing up in London in the 70s and 80s during the IRA threat. Naomi says that the IRA threat became very regular and made it extremely difficult to do even the simple things in life, such as using public transport.
Campbell added, "Did you ever have to take the buses or trains when there was the IRA threat? It was like every week and it became like you just get off the train and wait on the platform."
Since those days, Naomi Campbell has gone on to work with some of the biggest and best names in the modelling industry, travelling to countries all over the world and showing that she is still one of the top models on the modelling scene.