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Serena Williams Defends Caroline Wozniacki, Offends African Americans

In an email to USA Today, Serena Williams defended the actions of Caroline Wozniacki, who stuffed her bra and buttocks to match Serena's physique.

Caroline Wozniacki

In an emailed statement sent to USA Today, Serena Williams defended the actions of her colleague, tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, for stuffing her bra and skirt to imitate Williams’ physique.

The tennis star wrote: “I know Caro and I would call her my friend and I don’t think she (meant) anything racist by it. I must add, if people feel this way, she should take reason and do something different next time.” While many people (African American and non-African Americans) referred to her statement as classy and elegant, there were some African Americans who were disappointed in Williams’ response to the imitation of her physique.

On HuffingtonPost.com, Otis Lockhart commented: “I have a great deal of respect for Serena….but if she really believes the dribble she just emailed, then my level of respect is starting to decline. That woman was not making fun of black women’s bodies, she was mocking one black woman…SERENA. Celebrities are too afraid to say what needs to be said, so not to tarnish their “all too, I’m so nice to everybody”image in the eye of the public. Wake up Serena, she’s not your friend!!! Friends don’t make fun of friends in public!!! That was pure racist!!!” Ms. Lou, another commenter, wrote: “Serena and her generation doesn’t even know when they’ve been insulted.”

When Your Black World writer Yvette Carnell published this article, asking: “Before jumping on the “that’s racist!” bandwagon, did  Wozniacki’s critics pause long enough to realize that impersonations are sort of a “thing” in tennis, that  Novak Djokovic  imitated rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, as well as women’s stars Williams and Sharapova?” She was heavily ridiculed by many Your Black World commenters. Olin Ross commented: “Yvette, As soon as you were drop out of your mother womb she must have place you under a rock…You must have just crawl out from under that rock….
Or you are just plain dumb and stupid….or you are a victim of all of the above…….Believe me Serena will slice and dice this white girl. Here this flat ass and small breasts white trash trying to make fun of a fine fine Black talented lady…..I know we wish like hell she had Serena assets….She better not let her husband or boy friend come around Serena……….

Do you agree with Serena Williams and Yvette Carnell?


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  4. What Serena did was take on the house negro syndrome of going along for acceptance, even if it means letting this white women debase who you are. I guarantee you,if serena had mocked her, the media would be talking about her lack of professionalism on the court.Its hard for blacks to speak up for themselves when you lay in bed with them.

  5. What Serena did was take on the house negro syndrome of going along for acceptance, even if it means letting this white women debase who you are. I guarantee you,if serena had mocked her, the media would be talking about her lack of professionalism on the court.Its hard for blacks to speak up for themselves when you lay in bed with them.

  6. Whom ever said that Black/African American kids now days do not even know when they are being insulted, I agree. I have a son on the same level, he thinks stupid statements , or a big butt,big tits, of Serena,would be fun, not so, they mean it as an insult. Wake up Young Americans, you are being played. I live and work totally in a white world and, I am married to a white man, but I do know the difference. Allof those white people I thought were my friends, turn out to be white haters, as soon as President, Obama, won the President Office. I grew up in the Texas, so I know the difference, one of the most Racist places, in the world, I try never to go there, other than a funeral .

  7. Hi road anyone??? Always couldn't stand Djerkobitch or her, the emo trailer trash — no class of tennis….both of'em.

  8. I think Serena is being cool about because she is in the light. Haters are gonna hate but I think it is also jealousy beyond a joke. I know white men that hate on Serena and Venus becayse they are Black kicking ALL the white girls asses. History has taught Black people to deeply examkne the actions of white people. Much love Serena.

  9. What in the world is going on…I know and everybody know wheather black white mexican etc, that racism is still going and it looks like getting worser…some African Americans have got so weak that they act like slaves…I hope they wake up in time to realise that…

  10. shake that healthy butt black women!lol!

  11. Every time a white person make a lil fun at a black person, its racist? Get the fuck outa here and grow some thick skin and stop being a bunch of sensitive cry babies.

  12. Serena, choose to see the class half full! !

  13. I was disgusted with the spoof on Serena such bad taste I applaud Serena’s response what a Lady she proved herself to be. She chose not to make an issue we have enough problems

  14. I was disgusted with the spoof on Serena such bad taste I applaud Serena’s response what a Lady she proved herself to be. She chose not to make an issue we have enough problems

  15. I was disgusted with the spoof on Serena such bad taste I applaud Serena’s response what a Lady she proved herself to be. She chose not to make an issue we have enough problems

  16. Tennis player makes fun of Serena and folks believe Serena should be insulted and dragged down into a mud slinging gutter fight even though she is the world champion.

  17. Differnt People almost always see differnt things: Serena William's 'fabulous' body is well porportioned to her large healthy breast, with super fine hips, thighs and legs. I am just saying, from the perspective of a Man who has exquisite taste for a beautiful woman's body, like Serena Williams has. That person what's her name Woiack, really does look quite out of porportion, look at her No (Azz) Hips, Thin Thighs and Little bitty Legs. All please look at this again perhaps Not from a Racial point of view, but see this woman's really ridiculous disporportionate body compared to Serena Williams. I have traveled in more than 130 countries throughout the world, and I have 'casually' observed (smiles) the bodies of women in everyone of these Nations, to include our Country, the United States of America. SERENA WILLIAMS has one the Most Phonomenal Human Body Specimen in most of the World. Signed an Officer and a Gentleman, United States Air Force Retired, Military Sociologist and Behavioral Scientist. "GLAD TO BE AMERICAN" National Association www. gladtobeamerican.org

    p.s. I ALMOST forgot to mention her, vENUS wILLIAMS World renown highly successful Professional Tennis Playing, I got to talking about that Superb body of Venus, I got distracted!

  18. All white woman wish they were shape like black woman. White men love Black woman thickness but they can't work middle cause they think to little :)

  19. Tennis fans KNOW that Caroline is having a rough couple of years since she lost her #1 ranking, which was NEVER deserved since she has 0 grand slam titles. Serena has been laughing for the last few years of playing her (record against her is 4-1) so enough said.

  20. If Serena was not offended, what is the problem? When people are friends, or at least have working relationships, they kid with each other. It's always been that way and it probably will stay that way.

    • One of the problems my sister is that you don't see it as a problem. Stereotyping, caricaturing and bullying are all right there together. They are worse when done on a national platform and everyone just laughs like its cute. Let me remind you that the same thing was done to the Hottentot Venus Sarah Baartmam. Her voluptuos body was mocked and scorned as some kind of aberrant flaw of nature. She was belittled for the same physical attributes as Serena.

      It has not changed.

      White supremacy/racism is so ingrained in our society that it is entirely possible that neither Caroline, Serena or Yvette are aware of how offensive Ms. Wosniaczki's caricature actually is. Black folk have done such a poor job of informing our youth on just how diabolical racism is that they don't even know when they are being offended. What is that cliche, "the greatest trick of the devil is to convince folk of his non-existence?"

      Caroline, you were wrong if you didn't know it. Serena and Yvette, you were put down if you didn't know it. In a world where 10 black teens are being shot every weekend in Chicago and black girls are the fastest growing prison population in the entire world, I guess we can just pick our poison…

  21. I am astonished that some people would give away our own sense of self-worth by taking offence at such a thing. Serena was absolutely right to laugh this off. If anything, we could all easily have read this as admiration or envy of Serena’s steatopygous shape. I am very proud of my roots, but equally I arrogate to myself, not to others, the right to pass judgement on who I am, how I am, and my contribution to society.

    To make myself clearer, I honestly don’t think that Wozniacki would have used the same caricature if Serena had still been African American, but had happened to be slim-hipped and chested, with a small behind. Ergo, there was no untoward intent based on race. This is not so much, for me, about rising above it, or keeping a false sense of dignity, as taking back our power to validate ourselves, spiritually, psychically, emotionally, metaphysically, etc.

  22. I am astonished that some people would give away our own sense of self-worth by taking offence at such a thing. Serena was absolutely right to laugh this off. If anything, we could all easily have read this as admiration or envy of Serena’s steatopygous shape. I am very proud of my roots, but equally I arrogate to myself, not to others, the right to pass judgement on who I am, how I am, and my contribution to society.

    To make myself clearer, I honestly don’t think that Wozniacki would have used the same caricature if Serena had still been African American, but had happened to be slim-hipped and chested, with a small behind. Ergo, there was no untoward intent based on race. This is not so much, for me, about rising above it, or keeping a false sense of dignity, as taking back our power to validate ourselves, spiritually, psychically, emotionally, metaphysically, etc.

  23. I am astonished that some people would give away our own sense of self-worth by taking offence at such a thing. Serena was absolutely right to laugh this off. If anything, we could all easily have read this as admiration or envy of Serena’s steatopygous shape. I am very proud of my roots, but equally I arrogate to myself, not to others, the right to pass judgement on who I am, how I am, and my contribution to society.

    To make myself clearer, I honestly don’t think that Wozniacki would have used the same caricature if Serena had still been African American, but had happened to be slim-hipped and chested, with a small behind. Ergo, there was no untoward intent based on race. This is not so much, for me, about rising above it, or keeping a false sense of dignity, as taking back our power to validate ourselves, spiritually, psychically, emotionally, metaphysically, etc.

  24. I am astonished that some people would give away our own sense of self-worth by taking offence at such a thing. Serena was absolutely right to laugh this off. If anything, we could all easily have read this as admiration or envy of Serena’s steatopygous shape. I am very proud of my roots, but equally I arrogate to myself, not to others, the right to pass judgement on who I am, how I am, and my contribution to society.

    To make myself clearer, I honestly don’t think that Wozniacki would have used the same caricature if Serena had still been African American, but had happened to be slim-hipped and chested, with a small behind. Ergo, there was no untoward intent based on race. This is not so much, for me. about rising above it, or keeping a false sense of dignity, as taking back our power to validate ourselves, spiritually, psychically, emotionally, metaphysically, etc.

  25. Everybody is not as super sensitive as other blacks are. The biggest mockery of black folk is gangster rappers, Djanjo, Nikki Minaji, Beyonce, Jay-Z and Rhianna, Basketball wives.

  26. i’m to zoned in on that picture to read this article. this is why i love tennis.

  27. I would not go as far as knocking someone expressing their opinion or perspective on a situation, because we all have that right. But, people need to understand the psychology behind peoples actions. These competitiors of Serena can’t beat her, be her, so all they can do is take cheap shots at comedy to stay relevant in the sport. Subliminally and subconsciously you have to examine what this white girl did, she associated physical assets to a champion, and she has neither one ( body or title). She cant take the title show here comes the comedy. Deep inside they jock us, but publicly mock us! That’s why it’s always botox lip injections, butt implants, and tanning salons. You typically study and practice being your idol or the champion of your arena. Point blank period !!!

  28. White supremacy/racism is so ingrained in our society that it is entirely possible that neither Caroline, Serena or Yvette are aware of how offensive Ms. Wosniaczki's caricature actually is. Black folk have done such a poor job of informing our youth on just how diabolical racism is that they don't even know when they are being offended. What is that cliche, "the greatest trick of the devil is to convince folk of his non-existence?"

    Caroline, you were wrong if you didn't know it. Serena and Yvette, you were put down if you didn't know it. In a world where 10 black teens are being shot every weekend in Chicago and black girls are the fastest growing prison population in the entire world, I guess we can just pick our poison…

  29. I wish Caroline actually had everything that she stuffed so that i could tare that a@@ all the way up lol.I'm not upset over it.

    • SHE TOLD SERENA THE TRUTH.. SHES RIGHT NOW BOWING DOWN TO SOME WHITE MAN SO UNTIL SHE COMES BLACK, FUCK HER

    • I don't get it at all, I recall when we were kids we had a saying you can; dish it but , but you can"t take it!

      That's where blacks are now, foul mouth and full of hate, we collectively are as racist as whites, we talk negatively about them all of the time, make jokes about them, laugh at them call them all kind of ugly names, but as soon as something they do is made public we fain indignation.

      Serena is not some tiny little thing, she has a big butt and big boobs as do a lot of black and white women, it was a funny joke, have we no since of humor anymore, must every little thing that we don't care for personally and involves a black and white, black and brown, black and yellow skin person be racist?

      It seems to me it's only Blacks who cry racism at a drop of a coin. The Government must make this stop! People keep picking on me just because I'm black! Somebody must make it stop! Were still in our adolescence, but think were knowledgeable and somewhat intelligent.

      Grow up and stop the insipid whining, everything is not racism, and somethings are, so what?

      To much valuable time and energy is expended by blacks when we could be so much greater than we are as a people.

    • You don't have a profile pic up. You could be anyone.If you can't show your face m..don't comment on my post.You are not a BM because a BM would show his face.I'm so sick of people hiding themselves.What are you afraid of????

    • Joey White Keep yourself in due bounds SQ.

  30. Serena was afraid to go at her because of who she is. She's ignorant and pretending not to have known that she was insulted.This generation coming up now is a bunch of controlled BONEHEADS!!

  31. All these pro black knuckle heads showing anger over this if you respond in this negative manner your the fools with the big tits lmao y'all suck I am proud to be who I am are you all ? Self check fools lol lol lol lol

  32. I am taken aback by the attitude going down here, seems regressive, and hypersensitive, not to be disrespectful, or insensitive, but really, what is up with the "white girl" thing, don't get it! I thought that we all went through the issues of the 60's to actually evolve, and see one another as people, not colors. I mean really, why did the African American people of the 60's go through the changes that they did so that we could ultimately regress? Does not make sense to me. I know that it is not easy being a person of color, then, or now, but why become what you are fighting against, does that make sense? I think not, let's get the movement going forward, not backward, and get completely, and totally beyond the color issue; if we don't make it an issue, it will cease to be one! Danny.

    • Easy for you white guys to say :^)

    • Well, Daniel it is easy for you to say because you're not a black man. I can unequivocally tell you that, as an African-American male that has never committed a crime or seen the inside of a jail cell, I get pulld over three times a year for BWB…driving while black and followed around the big stores like you wouldn't believe, which i then share with my children about how racism hasn't changed very much at all. Just think dude, we have half a nation that didn't want to vote for Obama, because he's black. We have high school kids going on twitter to call our POTUS the 'N' word and monkey. We have racist republican politicians that send out racist e-mails about the Prez like it's nothing (Before apologizing when they become public knowledge). I can also tell you that most Hispanics, especially Mexicans, look down on African-Americans just as bad if not worse than white people, even though they suffer their own form of racism. If you know anything about mankind, then you know why the woman at the well was shocked that Jesus asked her for water. Why, because Samaritans were considered 'half-breeds'. Racism, like hatred, is, was and always will be – a part of life in this country..as sad as that is to admit.

    • All white folk have to do is STOP trying to get a laugh out of our features. How is this any different than Blackface. if it's not the ass and titties, it's the super dark skin, big lips and dancing like a trained monkey. Just stop doing these publicity stunts of other people UNIQUE cultures – which historically (and presently) suffer under European standards of "beauty". Caroline was trying to accentuate features that are not typical of tennis a pro player. And for what? A laugh!! It's not right and too often black celebs just go along to get along because any ethical backlash against this insult will result in lost sponsorships or bad press as being "hot headed". It's a rigged system at its best against minorities.

    • Respect everyone's opinion. Just time for change, tired of the same old, same old. If we instill the attitude of acceptance in our children, then this will change, and I see it happening, but there is much more work to do, on both "sides" as I see it. Full of hope, and willing to do the work to effect the change that we are in such dire need of! Danny.

    • Oh, and @Eric Williams; I have been on the receiving end of "reverse racism" so, that said, is that okay? I don't think so, we all need to get along, and care for each other, that simple, and is this not possible? Yes, it is, but we have to stick out necks out a little bit, for to be vulnerable is to be closer. We can do this. And, I am sorry that you have had the experiences that you have had, they are happening every minute of everyday, which makes me physically ill to hear about, it is wrong that that is happening!!! I am just overstating the obvious, this is long, long overdue, just want us all to be working together, rather than against one another. May sound idealistic, but I think it is truly attainable!

  33. You pro black stuck in the past bastards need to stop thinking so last life year this is 1012/1013 if you are hurt by this then who is the racist ?

  34. I think it is a whole lot of hullabalu about nothing. You know, the more you stir shit, the more it stinks. Life is too short for this crap.

  35. Anybody with half of brain no caroline is not racist. She was just having fun with serena making fun of her body at a tennis fun even. If serena was makeing fun of her no one would say anything if Serena came out skinny and flat chested. Stop chapen real racism by thinking every single thing is racist. Its sickning yale need something to do this wasn't close to racist. Yale want no white person to ever say anything about black People unless they praising them. Come on Way more important things than two freinds poking fun at each other

    • Educate yourself Marcel Armstead on the Hottentot Tribe from Africa. White folks got their rocks off laughing, drinking and entertaining on that very same body type. Serena doesn't even know she has been insulted , she also needs to goggle that same tribe and see where she got her figure.Small waist , big butt, and breast. Wake up!

  36. Wow! Since when did being stupid & insulting automatically become racist?! As a people, we HAVE to DO better, BE better & more importantly BEHAVE better than these ignorant idiots! When we rise above their STUPIDITY, we give them NOTHING to talk about! Trust & believe if Serena had responded the way Kanye chooses to, Fox News would STILL. be putting their RACIST spin on it! Do you think for one minute they're covering this Sister's classy response?! THIS is how we shut these RACIST JACKASSES UP!!!

    • So, athletes like Muhammad Ali, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jim Brown were wrong for speaking out about racism? So if Serena had come out saying this was a racist act and said it elegantly, that's fine then? Or should we say nothing at all when we feel the victim of racism? I'm just not sure if dismissing this so casually was the right thing to do and I know they're friends, which most people don't.

    • No sweetheart, I think the difference between Serena & those great men you mentioned is the era in which the comments were made. I believe that those eloquent men made it possible for her to ignore these jackasses the same way Rosa Parks made it possible for you & I to ignore dumb a**es who still want to put us on the BACK of the bus! I know you may not agree with me but I TRULY appreciate the passion in which you express your opinion without attacking! It's too bad more people don't do this!

    • History repeats itself, and if you don't remind people of their thoughtless actions it remains acceptable. If the Black community didn't make a big deal out of this… I can GUARANTEE this Caroline woman who've made this a gimmick every time she went up against Serena.

  37. I don't get it, the bitch make fun of her and all of a sudden the bitch her friend. This the kind of shit I see everyday blacks kissing white ass . Kanye West stood up for Beyonce Knowles in reference to a award they awarded Mylie ,Beyonce turned her back on Kanye and defended Miley Cyrus.Nigger kiss ass , black stand up for the others. Where the black people at , the rich blacks has sold you out alone with their souls. Most rappers and movie stars not all but most.

  38. Serena obviously chose to rise about it all, good for her, would be a waste of time, and energy to react to such a thing. We can't stop people from making asses out of themselves, and when they do, it is on them, not us, or the one that they are attempting to ridicule. Acceptance is the operative here, for the more we simply accept that our level of control in life is much more limited than we think, the more empowered we become, at least in my humble opinion. Kudos to Serena for not accepting any role in this ridiculous event, she has much better things to do with her time, like making mincemeat of her opponents, and showing others that she is very evolved not only as an athlete, but as a person as well, good for you Serena! A huge fan of that wonderfully shaped body of yours, you are one hot woman you are, and an exceptional athlete/person!

    • It is ovious that the others don't watch tennis and how they imitate others.,,,,

    • Daniel, you are right on the money! Whites have always been envious of us! I hope all our young people will not stoop to their level! Have you notice how young white kids like being around us! All their parents are interested in, is money! They control their children by threatening to take away their 'Trust Fund"! You have a golden opportunity to educate them! The 'WHITES reading this will shake in their boots!
      It's time to stop degrading one another!

    • serena is a lady and she chose not to make an international furor Caroline is riff raff in comparison and should be penalized

  39. Yes she insulted her and all black women..

    • no she didnt

    • Or so you say Derek Cramer. What was the display meant for? Comdey about a woman's body type. So if a black tennis player walks around and sucks her ass in like and then imitates Wozniacki's mannerisms, what then? What's so funny about someone's body? Other than the fact that white men like women with no ass, hips, tits or much else while most white women want to have curves today and full lips (lol) Just think (popit jeans) really? LOL

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