I was watching the news a few days ago and what came on almost knocked me out of my chair. Evidently, a tennis match was being played in Brazil, and for those of you that don’t know it, Brazil is arguably one of the most popular countries in the world for Bootylicious women. Men, travel from the far reaches of the world to go there and not only feast their eyes on the tantalizing tails that can be seen on almost every beach, night club and on the streets of Rio De Janeiro. But some of these men go there to sample the Bootylicious women that sometimes offer their private time for a price. But back to the news story I was watching.
Two prominent female tennis players, Carolina Wozniacki, & Maria Sharapova were engaged in an exhibition match for charity. That doesn’t sound too harmless, as a matter of fact it was for a very good cause. However when Ms. Wozniacki appeared on the court, her bra & shorts had been stuffed to make her appear to have the voluptuous, bootylicious body of Serena Williams. As she strutted around like a peacock the audience and the other tennis players broke out laughing and continued to do so as Ms. Wozniacki, played several games before eventually removing the padding, to go back to her, though athletic but rather average body.
Initially the news media, including the program I was watching had a field day as they ripped her for taking part in such a racist charade. But soon after the event was over, Ms. Serena Williams, an admitted friend of Ms. Wozniacki, excused the act as just an innocent prank, and moved on. This was also the first incident of another player making fun of Serena in this manner. As a matter of fact as the story continued to unfold days later, it was explained in an article I read, that because this incident took place in Brazil, the land of bodacious women, it wasn’t considered racist at all.
But one tends to wonder if those who would step forward and apologize for Ms. Wozniacki, would have been as forgiving if she had done the Crip walk on the court as Serena had done just a few weeks before and got criticized for doing so even though it was in another country and we know Serena is not in a gang. I mean when Serena did her little dance people in the media were screaming for her head, saying she was way over the top and setting a very bad example for kids.
It is crystal clear to me that there is a double standard. People of color, even the wealthiest in sports, are and always have been held to a higher standard than their white counterparts. Caucasian women who have always been placed on a pedestal over women of all other ethnicities, but especially African Americans, still have clearly envied the black woman. They have gone through great lengths to do whatever they could to look more like Black women, from tanning their bodies, injecting collagen into their lips, to the now popular Booty-Shots, which enhances their buttocks. In the end, it’s to my beautiful black women, just remember, you are the queens of the Nile and whenever something like the Serena mockery incident takes place, don’t get mad. Just remember, imitation is the purest form of flattery.