Caroline Wozniacki impersonates curvaceous Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams by stuffing towels in her bra and shorts during an exhibition match with Maria Sharapova. Whether you find this humorous or not is based on individual taste, but some observers are calling it racist:
On a Tumblr blog post, someone wrote, '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.'
Another blogger says: 'It may have been done in “jest,” but I love how people can can turn a black woman’s body and sexuality into a caricature. However, we should not have the autonomy to celebrate any successes of our own.'
Femininisting.com writes: 'Given the history and current-day context of racialized standards of beauty, and the hypersexualization of people of color, when a white woman makes fun of a black women’s body, especially in a way that hypersexualizes her and draws on the stereotype of black women’s big butts, it’s racist.'
Source: Daily Mail
Hmmm…. Did I miss something? How is this impersonation racist? I don’t think she was impersonating all black women. What if she was impersonating Simona Halep, tennis player from Romania before she underwent mastopexy to reduce her bust size to 34C from 34DD? Would that be racist too?
What if I, as a Korean-American impersonated Kim Khardashian, should it be characterized as racist?
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