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UN Just Not That Into Winehouse, Moss

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Angelina Jolie may be secure in her role as the UN's poster-child for celebrity largesse, but that doesn't mean the organization isn't discriminating in its fame-whoredom. Antonio Costa, who heads up the UN's Drugs and Crime Office, slammed both Amy Winehouse and Kate Moss for lending glamor to a drug trade that's ravaging Colombia as well as the parts of West Africa that serve as a gateway for the drug to enter Europe.

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"A sniff here and a sniff there in Europe is causing another disaster in Africa, to add to its poverty, its mass unemployment, and its pandemics," he added, saying that it was a shame that Moss continued to win fashion campaigns in the wake of her drug scandal. Indeed, Donna Karan, who plans to collaborate with her for a new ad campaign, doesn't seem too concerned that all that partying has left the supermodel a tad worse for wear.

The UN had no comment on Moss's wrinkly knees or Winehouse's ongoing crime against style.


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