From the Guardian Unlimited:
Just when you thought Kate Moss's resurrection to sacred cow status was complete, she goes and spoils it all by blacking-up. Surely there must be some ulterior, if not rally-worthy motive involved?
Well, yes, Moss dons the front page of another trademark campaigning cover of the Independent, which today highlights the plight of African women.
With her fee no doubt waived, her usually thin lips looking suspiciously plumped, and her narrow nose thickened (though she hasn't been crowned with an afro wig), this is at worst an ill-conceived, cheap idea; at best it's another fabulous, fashionable la-la-land presentation to be taken with a pinch of salt - but this is not merely the latest campaign for Burberry.
This is just another example of how ignorant white liberals are. This cover shot just speaks to the birdbrain and narcissistic idea that a rich, white celebrity who can afford, but chooses not to eat, can pose in Black all because they've taken it upon themselves to do something "good" for the brown people.
And guest editor Giorgio Armani, from whom the idea for the cover shoot apparently first originated should be held just as culpable for pulling this disgraceful stunt. Yeah, better to put an emaciated white model to highlight famine in Africa on your magazine cover than an actual starving African. But hey when you can score some personal PC points by exploiting Africa and playing to racial stereotypes than I guess the end more than justifies the means.