Serena Williams has a ton to say on gender equality, race relations, and female sports, all from an entirely personal, subjective, and completely unfounded position. Hence, the media adores her.
Williams latest diatribe involves Maria Sharapova, who Williams claims receives positive reviews for her personality in the public despite being rather aloof and often unwilling to speak to the press. Meanwhile, the gregarious and absolutely lovable Williams is labeled as “mean” and “tough” simply because she’s black. These are trying racial times in the nation. Utter race card bullshit is certain to help.
Counter to Williams personal statements lacking any evidence, there is simply no more beloved celebrity worldwide these days than Serena Williams. She absolutely kills it in high priced commercial endorsements, fawning news articles, and is praised right down to her more than questionable fashion, style, and sexiness in major magazines, award shows, and reflexively by commentators. She’s the Stalin’s mustache of the nation. Even if you wanted to make fun of it, how much do you love Siberia? Serena Williams lives in a protected class that is just Serena Williams. Or the exact opposite of her claims.
Sharapova may catch a break for being skinny, blonde and attractive. There’s no doubt favorable bias exists for ice queens and generally anybody the male of the species want to fuck. But you add sixty pounds of testosterone fueled Brock Lesnar muscle mass to Sharapova’s torso, limbs, and shoulders and she’s probably considered “mean and tough” as well. It’s hard to look adorable when lifting a pick-up truck.
For Sharapova’s part, she simply remembers the time she beat Williams in the Wimbledon Finals and in the locker room Williams was “guttural sobbing”:
“I think Serena hated me for being the skinny kid who beat her, against all odds, at Wimbledon. But mostly I think she hated me for hearing her cry. Not long after the tournament, I heard Serena told a friend – who then told me – “I will never lose to that little bitch again.”
She certainly does sound super nice. Like a McEnroe. Who coincidentally was mocked, ridiculed, and lambasted for being such a super jackass during his career. Curly haired person discrimination?
It’s human nature to be full of yourself. Especially if you’re a successful pro athlete. It’s common to blame your supposed shortcomings on misperceptions and bias. Social media sycophants and she-bloggers might even back up this nonsense. But role of the press is to question totally unsupported statements, especially made by the rich and powerful and connected. Though getting down on your knees, providing subservient cunnilingus, and begging Serena Williams not to hurt you is a modern substitute. It’s working for her baby daddy.