Serena Williams upset with reporter’s Crip Walk question (Video)

Three weeks after Serena Williams celebrated winning a gold medal at the Olympics by doing a gangster dance, her impromptu jig is still a topic of conversation. The only difference is that Williams no longer wants to address it.

Asked by a U.S. Open reporter if she had any regrets about doing the celebratory “Crip Walk,” (which was technically actually a blood walk), Williams essentially told the reporter to talk to the hand.

“First of all, it was just a dance,” she said, via Reuters. “I didn’t know that’s what it was called. Second, why are you asking me that? Like that’s so … I mean, if anything you should be trying to ask me questions to lift me up, not bring up such things. I’m done with that question.”

I don’t recall lifting up athletes being part of the media’s job, but I guess we can agree to disagree on that point.

Williams also says she wasn’t aware of the criticism she received for the dance.

“I read zero press,” Williams said. “That has been my policy since I was 17. I don’t know what was made too much of or whether it was too little. I think winning the Olympics was awesome for me and for the USA.”

I’m surprised Williams’ nose didn’t grow based on that response. Like we’re buying it.

All talk about the role of the media aside — and I can assure you Serena, it’s not the press’ job to build you up — this C-Walk nonsense has gone way too far. As I said in my original post on the matter, Williams seemed to be doing the dance as a fun-spirited celebration, not because she wanted to share a worldwide message that she endorses murders, robberies, beatings, and anything else associated with gang life. The media should act accordingly and let the matter go.

H/T Sports by Brooks Live

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  • JW28

    Where is the media outrage over the dance of the beach volleyball winners? I thought it was way more inappropriate. Leave Serena alone.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TKPJXJ6QDEUHEUZOWFXA2LXIVE Bubba

    Tell that Cracker to get a life and get off of her juicy ass.

  • http://twitter.com/JacksonianLwyer Jacksonian Lawyer

    Serena – you have always been a piece of garbage.  You damn well knew what “dance” you were doing when you did it.  The fact that the media might be flogging a dead horse with this is nothing new. That’s what the media does. But, once again, you have shown your true colors.  Much as you did when you berated that line judge.  You remember that don’t you?  You’re nothing but a classless piece of trash and an utter disgrace and your “dance” exemplifies that fact. The fact that you deny it and feign outrage over the matter is just a further demonstration of your disgusting character. I cannot wait until your 15 minutes are over.

  • wll777

    Serena has had more than “15 minutes”.  She’s a great champion and has more class in her sweat than you’ve demonstrated in your comments about her.  And as far as showing “her true colors”, that remark…well, res ipsa loquiter.

  • apolitical2

    Is not all this a bit ridiculous. I realise sports journalism is not really journalism but it appears it is more off than usual here. I see a great tennis player feeling really good about winning a gold metal at the Olympics and celebrating. Better than watching John McEnroe have temper tantrums at line judges.

    There is a lot to be upset about in this world, starving people, mass murder, cancer but a dance ? Give us a break.

  • kaman1

     your just a hater continue to hate