Serena Williams on GQ’s Cover Page As ‘Woman of The Year’ Divides People on Social Media

Dhairya Ingle
Serena Williams has once again become the talk of the town. No, it has nothing to do with her fiasco that happened during the US Open 2018.

Serena Williams has once again become the talk of the town. No, it has nothing to do with her fiasco that happened during the US Open 2018. So here’s what happened. The American tennis ace posed for acclaimed international magazine GQ and was named the Woman of the Year while Michael B. Jordan, Henry Golding and Jonah Hill were some of its Men of the Year. But the word “woman” was put in quotes and this did not go down well with the Internet users. Serena Williams Goes Naked Singing ‘I Touch Myself’ In This Breast Cancer Awareness Clip (Watch Video).

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The quotes created a divided opinion on social media. While many of them were okay with the quotes used there were netizens who bashed the magazine for the same. The netizens posted nasty tweets and slammed the magazine left, right and centre. Check out a few reactions below: Serena Williams After Losing 2018 US Open Finals to Naomi Osaka, Accuses Chair Umpire Carlos Ramos of Sexism, Calls Him Thief! (Watch Video).

“Okay but why is woman in quotation marks @GQMagazine,” read a tweet.

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“Because it was handwritten by Virgil Abloh of Off-White, who has styled everything in quotation marks as of late (see Serena's US Open apparel that he designed),” read another tweet.

“Hey @GQMagazine ...what the heck? Why "woman" and not WOMAN? ..seriously?!!!,” read a post.

A netizen wrote, “Everyone knows Virgil. We know his designs. We get the quotations. Doesn’t mean putting quotes around woman makes it any less insensitive esp. considering the masculinization of Serena and black women in general!”

Recently, in a post on reddit, Serena Williams opened up about being called a man" because of her appearance. “I've been called man because I appeared outwardly strong," she wrote in a post addressed to her mother. "It has been said that that I use drugs (No, I have always had far too much integrity to behave dishonestly in order to gain an advantage). It has been said I don't belong in Women's sports -- that I belong in Men's -- because I look stronger than many other women do. (No, I just work hard and I was born with this badass body and proud of it)."