Serena Williams has the best fans ever! The electric tennis player was harshly body shamed for her nipples at Wimbledon 2016, and her fans were NOT happy about.
Serena Williams, 34 was doing what she does best at Wimbledon 2016 when bullies, who didn’t particularly take to her tennis outfit, blasted her with body-shaming tweets. She sported a crisp white tennis ensemble that accentuated her awesome figure, and although we thought she looked great, some stared at her body and noticed her nipples showing through her top. Serena’s fans quickly came to her defense after body shamers slammed her on Twitter. See what they had to say!
Online Twitter goers set everyone’s newsfeed ablaze when Serena made her way into the semi finals at Wimbledon 2016 after putting away Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia. Instead of celebrating her victory, Serena’s nipples were the talk of tweets everywhere, with a hashtag created to body shame the highest paid female athlete: Like this one, “I do love
#Wimbledon, must be cold on centre court even with the roof closed #SerenasNipples.”
More tweets alike flooded Twitter:
— Clare David (@ClareDavid) June 28, 2016
Surprise BBC haven't issued a warning that Serena is showing some nipple today! #Wimbledon
— Stephen McKee (@MrStephenMc) July 5, 2016
I wouldn't usually comment on another woman's body, but could someone give Serena Williams something to cover her nipples…very distracting
— Jess C (@CordyCat3456) July 5, 2016
Despite all of the cruel comments, Drake‘s, 29, on-again off-again flame has some pretty loyal fans. They quickly came to her defense, shutting down internet-shamers. Check out their response to the body statements.
One fan took a more political route to her defense with:
People are actually complaining about seeing Serena Williams' nipples through her shirt – and people still think we don't need feminism 😒😡
— Poppy Francesca (@HotLikeLebanon) July 7, 2016
While another fan traveled a funnier path to stick up for the tennis player:
Shock horror. Serena Williams has nipples. Outrage people, outrage.
— Emily Grace Bridger (@EmilyBridger) July 7, 2016
There was the instant spoiler alert approach, telling us the obvious:
It's amazing that people are freaking out over seeing serena Williams nipples spoiler alert women have nipples
— ✨darling✨ (@shades_of_palex) July 7, 2016
Then, the flat out sarcastic question of sass:
Can't believe people are saying Serena Williams nipples are distracting from the tennis. Have you never seen nipples before?!
— Kirsty (@kirsty_lbennett) July 7, 2016
AND, our personal favorite, the Rachel defense:
— Camilla Raven (@CamillaRaven) July 7, 2016
It was a valid point, guys…
Anyway, let’s get back to what’s really important here — Wimbledon 2016 and the championship ahead! A spot in the championship is up for grabs and when Serena and Elena Vesnina, 29, square off on July 7 at the All England Club the stakes will be at an all time high! The match starts at 8:00 A.M. EST and it’ll determine one half of the Wimbledon final.
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SO, HollywoodLifers, what do you think of this act of body shaming? How awesome are Serena’s fans for coming to her defense? Tell us what you think in the comments below!