Serena Williams & Kanye West have something in common

Tennis star Serena Williams and hip-hop artist Kanye West have something in common.  In the words of Bon Qui Qui, they were both “rude”.

That’s the kind of out-sized sense of self-importance that landed this unlikely pair, tennis player Serena Williams and musician Kanye West in a shared spotlight this week. Their outbursts sparked a pitched debate over the nation’s sinking morals, the presumed decline of civility, the lingering racism in our supposedly post-racial society.

Kanye West grabs mic frmo Taylor Swift - MTV awards 2009

Kanye West grabs mic frmo Taylor Swift - MTV awards 2009

But a week riding the roller coaster of excuses, judgments and apologies has led me to a more optimistic place. There was musical genius Kanye West — with his dark glasses and edgy haircut — muscling in on waif-like Taylor Swift in the middle of her thank-you speech at the MTV Video Music Awards. Her country music innocence upended by his Bon qui-qui rudeness.

Bon Qui Qui's rudeness reminds mem of Kanye West

Bon Qui Qui's rudeness reminds me of Kanye West

And tennis champion Serena Williams looking like a schoolyard bully, stomping toward the line judge — who seemed so tiny in all that rain gear — waving her tennis ball like a hand-grenade and hurling curses, straight outta Compton, it seemed. Here’a quick recap of that moment – Well, according to the line judge, after the foul was called, Serena stepped toward her, shaking the ball, and said “If I could, I would take this f*%#in ball and shove it down your f%#)in throat.” The line judge also said that Serena threatened to kill her (a little far ehhh?). Serena did admit to yelling at the judge but denies saying that she threatened to kill her. Regardless, Serena was called for unsportsmanlike conduct and a point was given to Kim Clijsters, which happened to be match point. …

Serena Williams argues over foot fault with line judge 2009 US Open

Serena Williams argues over foot fault with line judge 2009 US Open

We still recognize rudeness. And we responded as we should — with a collective media mockery.  Do you think the media overdid their response to these examples of bad behavior or is it just right?

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3 responses to “Serena Williams & Kanye West have something in common

  1. No I think thye overdid their responses. I mean at the end of the day, Serena Williams got upset at work. How many times have people gotten upset and have thrown a tantrum at work? It happens far too often.

    As for Kanye. If Taylor blew it out of proportion then I could see the media doing so. However, she really doesnt care after the incident and he has apologized for it. So if she can accept his apology, so should everyone else. The media ALWAYS blows things out of proportion.

    It’s just what they do

  2. Ms Camy,
    I agree. Media loves to blow things out of proportion and then forget to completely cover other news that actually could encourage or highlight some worthy cause…….

  3. I think Taylor Swift is awesome so,Kanye can shut up! So can Serena! Taylor Swift is the best! SO,Kanye can atleaste not be “rude”!!! Ever since i heard him say that on tv,i’ve hated him!

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