J.K. Rowling swooped down in defense of tennis star Serena Williams when a Twitter troll likened her muscular frame to a man.
Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling swiftly responded to a twitter troll who said Saturday’s Wimbledon champ Serena Williams looked like a man. Attached with a sizzling hot photo of the tennis star, Rowling snapped back.
“Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. You’re an idiot.”
The original Tweet by a guy named Rob seems to have been deleted, but its response by a woman who makes her living writing immediately started trending. The Twitter world backed her for slamming a person who resorted to body-shaming one of the most prolific athletes of modern times.
Serena Williams decimated the competition and dominated at the Wimbledon championship on Saturday, winning it for the sixth time. This also marks Williams’ fourth Grand Slam title in a row. In all, Williams has 21 Grand Slam singles titles to her name, reported Mashable.
Despite the euphoria, it is quite obvious that Serena is indeed way fitter than most of her competition. In fact, the Williams sisters look downright intimidating when they walk out on the court. While they might never openly admit it, their sleeveless arms and their sturdy feet could be part of a non-verbal threat issued to the opponents. Moreover, the grunts the Williams sisters let out are enough to startle anyone watching from the stands.
Body image has long played a subtle role in ancient warfare. Even though Serena Williams may not genuinely use her muscular arms as intimidation tactics, they sure look daunting and give out a strong vibe of strength, power, and vigor. Her skill, commitment, and perseverance are then used during the game to dominate the sport.
Nonetheless, it was undoubtedly wrong and uncalled for to slander Serena Williams for her body image. Perhaps the world is so accustomed to seeing slender and tall white women fight it out on the court that some might have a hard time watching an athlete this fit bulldoze any competition with utmost ease. Sometimes it feels as if Venus Williams is the only female tennis player that has a physique that allows her to stand tall and unthreatened in front of Serena.
Despite the virtual war on Twitter which J.K. Rowling ended deftly, Serena does look sizzling hot when she wears a dress. Do you think she has a future in modeling whenever she decides to fold-up the whites or during the off-season?
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