After tweeting this sultry picture of herself, the twitterverse blew up. Many criticized Serena Williams for being irresponsible and basically taunting more men to stalk her, as a man who used social networking to stalk her had just been arrested.
Said Greg Couch of The Sporting News:
“It’s a sexy photo, she looks great and it’s not pornographic. To be honest, I would actually find it to be somewhat artistic if it weren’t for the serious business of stalking women.”
Another sports site wrote:
“What was her message anyway? What was she trying to say? Just this: Look at me. Instead, what she was saying was this: Peep at me, but don’t stalk me. Huh?”
Ugh. What a stupid thing to say.
Here’s our problem with the criticism: It’s NOT Serena’s fault that men are stalking her!!! She SHOULD NOT have to alter her lifestyle because of men who lack the basic decency and self-control to let her live her life!!
Criticizing her for putting up this photo is basically the same as saying, “she was asking for it.” Serena is NOT to blame for the actions of her stalker!
That being said, public figures do need to take extra precautions do to their visibility. BUT, that doesn’t mean that she shouldn’t be able to tweet tasteful photos of herself in lingerie!
Tags: lingerie, stalker, sultry, twitter