Serena Williams may be everyone’s favorite tennis star on the court, but some recent remarks has a few folks looking at the pro athlete with the side eye.
During an interview with Stellar Magazine, Williams, who is due to give birth some time in the fall, shared her thoughts on becoming a mother for the first time.
“I have so much respect for so many women [for giving birth],” Williams told the mag. “I am about to be a real woman now, you know? It’s going to be something incredibly impressive to go through.”
It didn’t take long for #BlackTwitter to catch wind of Serena’s remarks and react online.
— RoseFire (@native_amaris) August 8, 2017
Plenty of real women do not have children….
— CST (@cole_timblin) August 8, 2017
I love Serena Williams but she said “I’m about to become a real woman” about childbirth implying that women who can’t/choose not to have
— keely baratheon (@donkeefer) August 6, 2017
You don’t have to have a baby to be a real woman but I bet having a baby makes you feel that way. How could it not ? @serenawilliams
— paget brewster (@pagetpaget) August 10, 2017
Serena simply said SHE (Serena) will become a real woman.. not anyone else.
— Peter (@puretees2016) August 10, 2017
Serena Williams voiced an opinion about herself and her life. HOW DARE SHE!!! it’s 2017 you can’t do that anymore.
— Reina 🌸🌼 (@iamKayBayBay) August 10, 2017