She ain’t mad, but are you???
Serena Williams Says Carol Wozniacki Is Not A Racist
Via Fox Sports
Earlier this month, Wozniacki imitated her at an exhibition in Brazil and the football went viral.
Wozniacki made fun of Williams’ ample build by stuffing towels into her top and skirt.
Williams herself has poked fun at her physique, calling herself “bootylicious” and referring to her extra “assets.”
Innocent or not, some saw it as racist.
In an e-mail to USA Today, the 15-time major winner said she saw no ill intent from Wozniacki.
“I know Caro and I would call her my friend and I don’t think she (meant) anything racist by it,” she wrote from the island of Mauritius off the coast of Africa, where she is training in preparation for the Australian Open.
Serena noted that other white folks had joked about her thicky-thickums frame as well, and they were MEN!
Williams has been parodied equally irreverently by the likes of Andy Roddick and Novak Djokovic.
Williams explained that she hadn’t seen the widely viewed video clip and didn’t understand why it suddenly took on racist tones when others had done it before.
“(Roddick) and (Djokovic) do it all the time and Caro does (it) and now it’s racist.??” she wrote.
Williams said in these matters she prefers to stay above the fray.
“At the end of the day I spend my time focused on things to become better and not bring me down,” she continued.
Not TOTALLY oblivious to how others might perceive Carol’s lil’ joke, Serena offers a suggestion to her “friend” for the next time she wants to have some fun.
“I must add if people feel this way she should take reason and do something different next time,” she concluded, punctuating her sentence with a smiley emoticon.
Friends make jokes about each other all the time, usually amongst each other. Carol took her joke to a national stage and left herself open for criticism that she might not have been ready to shoulder.
Should Serena have taken a tougher stance against this kind of taunt as a strong black woman and a role model to black girls???
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