Author J.K Rowling has put her foot down when it comes to support for Serena Williams and body shaming. Rowling has shown why she makes the big bucks as an author by writing a brilliant retort to the Twitter user’s nasty comments. And to top it off, Serena attended the Wimbledon Champions Ball looking like a page out of Vogue. Take that Twitter trolls!
Rowling posted “#Serenaslam! I love her. What an athlete, what a role model, what a woman!” Rowling has been very public about her support for Serena, and she is a fan. A user responded by saying that Serena is built like a man. Rowling then posted a photo of Serena is a curve hugging dress, and commented that her [Rowling’s] husband looks just like that in a dress, and called the man an idiot.
But that didn’t stop the troll, even when Rowling’s fans jumped on board, defending Serena, her shape, and mostly her talent. The man, known as Daniel, said in vulgar language that he did not find her attractive, and that he did not want to have sex with her. He addressed Rowling again, saying that it is only logical that someone call a manly woman masculine, when she is. Daniel spoke in absolutes rather than stating it as an opinion. By now, Rowling had moved on, as she said she needed to get back to her writing, but Daniel continued.
J.K. Rowling -- DETROYS SERENA WILLIAMS HATER ... She's Beautiful, You Moron! http://t.co/gGYOz0Mp7V— Unlimited Backup (@gotbackup2) July 12, 2015
Daniel kept addressing Rowling and other Twitter users who accused him of amongst other things, of being a racist. Then, Daniel made a suggestion that Serena Williams was either using performance enhancing drugs, or was actually a man.
“Blatant shenanigans are afoot. That’s why theyre [meaning the Williams sisters] 2x the size of every other female player.”
No matter how many Twitter users called Daniel out, he didn’t seem to get the point.
Rowling’s comments were only validated when Serena showed up at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner is a full length peach gown that hugged her womanly body. She posed with men’s champion Novak Djokovic, and wowed the attendees and press alike by posing and twirling. This was a far cry from the athletic gear she wears on the court. Williams and Djokovic danced and laughed, with no hint of the Twitter ugliness.
Folks are always going to say things on Twitter that they would never say in public, but it seems that Rowling and Williams are having the last laugh.
Do you think J.K. Rowling was right to call out Serena’s Twitter critic?
[Photos courtesy of Mashable and the Wrap]