Over the past several weeks, tennis champion, Serena Williams has been subject to body shaming and celebrities are jumping to the athlete’s defense.
While on the red carpet for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards, signer Teyana Taylor told HipHollywood that “I have a deep voice, I have a six pack, I have strong arms, I guess that makes me a man too.”
She added, “More power to the men if that’s how they feel because I guess girls can’t be in shape any more. I love Serena. Serena, don’t worry aout all that. I’m sure strong women get it all the time.”
Last week, a Twitter user wrote that it’s “ironic then that main reason for her success is that she is built like a man.” In response, author JK Rowling slammed the user, tweeting:
“She is built like a man”. Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. You’re an idiot.”
She added, “#SerenaSlam! I love her. What an athlete, what a role model, what a woman!”
Serena also recently was shamed for her perceived unkept eyebrows, which she fired back on social media writing:
“Lol finally getting them shaped! Hahahha #haters I love you!!! Hahah but I still like them all natural! But for now you win lol,” she wrote on Instagram, adding a video of herself getting her brows trimmed.