• Wed, Dec 12 2012

Caroline Wozniacki Mocks Serena Williams With Tasteless (And Racist) Body Imitation

Wow. You would think that by now, women would get the fact that it’s not cool to mock another woman’s body. But tennis star, Caroline Wozniacki, doesn’t seem to understand this after her recent display of mocking fellow player, Serena Williams, and her body.

The 22-year-old has created quite a controversy for herself after stuffing her shirt and tennis skirt with towels in order to imitate Williams’ curvy figure and give herself larger breasts and a bigger butt. It’s a move that is not only tasteless and rude, but one that crosses the line with negative body image messages and how we should be supporting other women.

True, Williams has a muscular, curvy and even voluptuous body, but that doesn’t give anyone the right to mock her. In fact, those strong glutes that she has in her bottom are what help to power her on the court and make her one of the strongest, most powerful women in tennis.

Not only is it not cool to make fun of another women’s body, but some say it’s a move that was also racist. Katie Halper from Feministing.com, wrote:

When a white woman makes fun of a black woman’s body, especially in a way that hypersexualizes her and draws on the stereotype of black women’s big butts, it’s racist.

Others, including Yahoo Sports, classified this as a “hilarious” joke.

The only good thing that came out of this is the fact that Wozniacki’s opponent that day in Sao Paolo, Maria Sharapova, ended up beating her on the court.

Take a look at the scene and tell us what you think. Was this racist or just a humorous attempt at some fun:

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  • Katie

    How do they know she was mocking Serena and not just attempting to be funny?

  • Jamie

    How is this racist?

    • Nia

      I don’t think racism was the intention but often black women are often portrayed, stereotyped and caricatured as nothing but big butts and boobs

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=603196917 Ellen Benson Conner

      I know plenty of white girls with huge behinds and big chests…

    • Nia

      Me as well for knowing white girls with bodacious backsides. Never said there weren’t I was giving a reason of why some people may see it as racism. I’m a black woman with pretty much no behind. I’m sure we can all find examples to contradict a stereotype. But the media does often portray a certain stereotype for women of color. Often it involves her sashaying her big behind as Ms. Wozniacki did. I think it was just in poor taste.

  • L

    definitely offensive, but i wouldnt go as far as say racist. i have a fabulous ass too, but alas, i am white.

  • Nia

    I don’t think it is racist but it is highly offensive to all women, inappropriate and shows bad sportsmanship. (and yes, I’m Black)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=603196917 Ellen Benson Conner

      I’m a woman and don’t find it offensive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/josie.klyne Josie Klyne

    Not racist but distasteful and disrespectful to women and the tennis match. I love Serena’s strong, powerful glutes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=603196917 Ellen Benson Conner

    Uh…how exactly is this racist? I swear, I am so sick of people calling anything and everything racist these days. How about…have a sense of humor? How is anyone to know if she was even trying to impersonate someone?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liz-Young/100003634155582 Liz Young

    The William brothers will be very upset over this.

  • silke

    It is a cheap one but racist?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Camille.NYC.PSU Camille Burns

    When this chick can have a stellar year and have the the kind of achievements Serena has had, maybe someone can “joke” her. Until then, worry about your game because you made yourself look sooooooooo foolish!