Naomi Campbell condemns Sandra Bernhard over offensive Mariah Carey jokes

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Naomi Campbell has condemned racist jokes made at Mariah Carey's expense. (Getty Images)
Naomi Campbell has condemned racist jokes made at Mariah Carey's expense. (Getty Images)

Naomi Campbell has condemned comedian Sandra Bernhard over past offensive jokes the Roseanne star made at Mariah Carey’s expense.

In Bernhard’s 1998 comedy special I’m Still Here… Damn It!, the comedian claimed Carey was exploiting her biracial identity to reboot her music career, saying: “She’s trying to backtrack on our a**es by acting real n*****-ish there at the Royalton Hotel suite with Puff Daddy and all the greasy, chain-wearing Black men.”

Campbell told Carey during an interview for the model’s YouTube show No Filter: “People can be very hurtful, but one of the things that hurt me, because I care about you and I care about the past, was what Sandra said.

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“I was just like, ‘Are you for real?’ How did that even slide by? That is so rude and disrespectful.

“And I will say it here: completely racist.”

The supermodel went on: “You are Black. You have every right. You are working also, in a professional capacity.

“I just felt like, now, I wanted to clear that up, because I was p***ed.”

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Actress Sandra Bernhard attends the annual Hudson River Park Gala at Cipriani South Street on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Sandra Bernhard joked that Mariah Carey was exploiting her biracial identity to reboot her music career. (AP)

Carey said: “I wish I would have called you back when it happened because I was so upset and nobody came to my rescue at that point. But whatever, I can’t – it’s ignorance.”

Campbell also criticised Bernhard’s support of the Black Lives Matter movement, given her past jokes.

The 50-year-old fashionista said: “I look at these people who are now like, ‘Yes, Black Lives Matter’, but yes honey, let’s really remember what you said.

“Because those things will come back and haunt you. Now you want to backtrack?”

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Singer Mariah Carey (C) poses with hosts Andy Cohen and Sandra Bernhard at Radio Andy at SiriusXM Studios on November 14, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Sirius XM)
Mariah Carey appeared on Andy Cohen's radio show with Sandra Bernhard in 2018. (Getty Images)

Bernhard attempted to make amends with Carey when they both appeared on Andy Cohen’s US radio show Radio Andy in 2018.

The comedian told Carey: “I adore you. Even back in the day. We’ve talked this through.”

The Bye Bye singer replied: “Well, well, well, well. We don’t need to go down that memory lane.”

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