A recent Rolling Stone interview with Serena Williams raised some eyebrows when the writer compared Serena Williams’ body to a monster truck.
The reference was made to explain why Serena Williams doesn’t attract the endorsement deals of white tennis player Maria Sharapova.
In a statement meant to explain why certain tennis players earn more money in endorsements in their looks, the magazine makes a body image comparison to a “monster truck” that leaves us wondering if all said was truly meant in praise.
“Sharapova is tall, white and blond, and, because of that, makes more money in endorsements than Serena, who is black, beautiful and built like one of those monster trucks that crushes Volkswagens at sports arenas.”
Williams is dominating as a 5’9″ woman with an athletic 155-pound build — the first image that pops into my head is far from a monster truck, considering that several women would love to have the strength and curves that she possesses. We understand what you meant Rolling Stone – but the description used still appears to be poor word choice, especially for a weight-conscious woman.
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Harmless or problematic?
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