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Serena Williams Takes A Second Shot At Steubenville Statement!

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It seems like a lot of people are getting caught saying unsavory things these days, and are having to make multiple attempts at clarifying or apologizing! Serena Williams is one of those people, as she originally made statements about the Steubenville rape case that sounded an awful lot like she was blaming the victim for the atrocities!

Here's what she's saying now:

“I am deeply sorry for my insensitive and misinformed comments. It was not my intention to cause the victim and her family any additional pain. But I did, and I am sorry. I am grateful to them for the opportunity to personally apologize, and I am humbled by their strength, grace, and forgiveness.

“I also want to extend an apology to the millions of sexual assault victims in America whose pain could have been compounded by my inappropriate remarks. Rape and all forms of sexual assault are completely unacceptable, no matter the circumstances. Sexual assault perpetrated against women and men is never acceptable and *never* the fault of the victim.”

Dang, why couldn't she just have had this viewpoint from the get-go!

It's disturbing to us how many people apologize just for getting caught, or as soon as the backlash starts. We REALLY want it to be genuine, but a quick apology doesn't prove to us that someone what put the amount of time OR effort into changing from what they've done!

Serena, luckily, has made larger strides than just apologizing — she even went and talked with the victim personally! THAT's how you start regaining trust!

So, in this case, we really do think Serena's apology is on the up and up!

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7 comments to “Serena Williams Takes A Second Shot At Steubenville Statement!”



  1. 1

    she should never work again.

  2. Melissa says – reply to this


    2

    I think that we are all guilty of saying the wrong thing and hurting others, and most often it’s unintentional. People with celebrity are in the unfortunate situation of not being able to make it right before their remarks are fed to the world. Saying hurtful things is never right, but generally speaking, people are good. I think that we should all just take a step back and remember that before we judge others. The reality is they probably weren't trying to hurt anyone, they were just being human and made a mistake, chose a wrong word or phrase, or just weren’t able to convey their thoughts properly and misspoke. It’s happened to all of us, and how would you feel if the world used that “foot-in-mouth” moment to define you?



  3. 3

    Re: Melissa – Blaming a victim of rape is far different that a foot-in-mouth moment. This rapist sympathizer attitude is why rapes are so under-reported.



  4. 4

    i don't remember her actually saying that the girl deserved it. anything can be taken out of context and/or misunderstood. Just another case of "Media Manipulation".

  5. Dominic0 says – reply to this


    5

    Better? Yes. Believable? No.

  6. Tara says – reply to this


    6

    She had no reason to apologize so of course it's not going to sound sincere.



  7. 7

    Sigh I really wish someone would stand their ground and tell people to just shut the f up and stop whining. She was right from the start. Do morons actually think their apologies are sincere? Nope. That's her mindset, that is what she thinks, unfortunately her opinion got her in hot water so in order to save face she had her PR team write up an apology.