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Caroline Woziacki Imitates Serena Williams

Hiya Poutlings!

Today, in things that one should not do when playing a live televised tennis match: stuff your front and back to appear that you have big boobs and a big backside.

After doing this, the Danish tennis player Caroline Woziacki has been accused of racism after she did this on the court the day before yesterday, apparently mimicking her fellow women’s player tennis Serena Williams. Caroline Wozniacki was playing a game in Sao Paolo, Brazil against Anna Kournikova. She played for a minute or two dressed like that and the audience went ballistic cheering before she pulled the towels out. You can watch the video of this

Some people see this as just a goofy joke, especially since Caroline and Serena are supposedly friends – how good of friends, who knows, who cares, whatever.

Jay Busbee from Yahoo Sports put it perfectly :

“This is an era where no jokes goes unscrutinized, and no humour apparently exists without sinister subtext … An apology may be forthcoming, but it shouldn’t be.”

Others are saying it was a racist imitation because it was highlighting the extreme sexualization of women of colour’s bodies.

Now, unfortunately, we live in a world where something can be racist regardless of the person’s intent – this chick may be friends with Selena Williams and may not have intended to do something racist. But that doesn’t mean what she did was not racist. On the other hand, my inital reaction to Caroline Wozniacki’s behaviour was that it was first and foremost unprofessional. She’s in the middle of playing a tennis match, for !#@% sakes. Then, when I read she was imitating Serena Williams, my next thought that mocking the size of her boobs and backside was a bit cruel on live television…

I am all for good natured rivalry among friends, making fun of someone’s sexualized body parts during a televised match is a bit much.

Once I read upon the controversy, I never thought the act was “racist”, however, the “sinister subtext” that Jay Busbee referred to – was not obvious to me at first glance. I would also imagine that people defending Caroline’s actions are saying its not a big deal.


Ultimately, however, I feel it’s not my final call as a white women to decide whether or not this is racist. Stupid – yes. Racist – up for debate. It’s a time to listen what people who are directly affected are saying : if people of colour are saying this mimicry was racist and problematic then we should listen.

…do you have any thoughts on this?



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Gisele Bundchen is pregnant again, and rich!

Heya Pouters!

These pictures show Gisele Bundchen in Porta Alegra in Brazil, shooting a C&A ad campaign and as you can see, the bulky jersey and strategically placed scarf are trying to hide her growing baby bump. Gisele is pregant with her third child, and I must just add, I think she looks prettier when she is pregnant.

Gisele gets a lot of critisim for not having a “real supermodel face” but when she’s slightly more filled out (like, in these pictures) I think she looks stunning! The slight bit of added weight looks great on her and face doesn’t seem as sharp and angular.

Gisele was named the “highest paid model” in the world by Forbes several days ago. Gisele had $45 million in earnings – just for May 2011 to May 2012.

Kate Moss was ranked 2 with only $9 million in earnings for the same time period.

So, not only is Gisele the top-earning supermodel in the world… by far, one could argue that no other model even comes close to creating the kind of firestorm and global headlines like Gisele. I think that’s probably Gisele’s answer to anyone who criticizes her for not being at all model-like in facial features.

Tom Brady, Gisele’s husband had an interview with someone from Sports Illustrated a few days ago and here is what he had to say.

SI.com: Is there anything bad about being married to a supermodel?

Brady: [Laughing, followed by long pause] Um, it’s a marriage, so I have a life partner. Like most marriages, there’s a lot of give and take.

SI.com: You mentioned you have two kids. There are rumors that you guys are having a third. I don’t know if you want to get into that or not.

Brady: I like working on it.

Back to Gisele, and Tom and her pregnancy bump. Congrats to her and may she have another little happy healthy baby in months to come.



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