Friday, December 14, 2012
Must not imitate a black
Tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki deviated from her regular tennis routine in Sao Paulo recently, highlighting her backside more than her backhand. Following in the tradition of Andy Roddick and Novak Djokovic, Wozniacki took aim at her opponent (Maria Sharipova) by pretending to be a much more formidable player– Serena Williams, to be exact.
Stuffing her top and bottom with towels, Wozniacki strutted onto the court pretending to be her curvier, more successful rival.
Reactions have been surprisingly mixed. Yahoo Sports called it “hilarious,” adding that Wozniacki’s impersonation was “uncanny.”
The Huffington Post, on the other hand, seems very convinced that Wozniacki’s stunt was racist. They posted an excerpt from a tumblr page reading:
" …this isn’t “harmless fun” as one article described it. its racist. out and outright racism. mocking and making fun of the bodies of black women for a laugh? real funny, stupid white girl. real real funny."
They also re-posted this tweet: “Even as champions, all that matters is the deviation of our sexual organs from the white standard and that we are hot to trot.”