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Some moron in Australia is making headlines today after rolling to the Australian Open dressed in Blackface. Even more shocking is that the woman photographed below appears to be a fan of Serena Williams, holding a “Keep Calm and be Serena” sign.

“Lost for words,” one person tweeted in response to the image, with another user adding, “WTF WHITE PEOPLE.”

The “fan” was in attendance for Serena’s semifinal match against Agnieszka Radwanska. Williams is scheduled to square off against Angelique Kerber during Saturday’s final.

Unfortunately, Blackface in tennis was also a hot topic back in 2015 when fans of Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios were enthusiastically spreading Vegemite and Nutella on their faces to show support for his Wimbledon run. Asked about the trend at the time, Williams said during a press conference, “I think you’re better asking the fans that question. Maybe they can give you some insight. And let me know, I’d be interested to know.” So would we.


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  1. Beelzebub

    February 2, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    It’s OK to make fun of this N*GGER gorilla

  2. Leeroy Stankins

    February 26, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    That’s awesome. Blackface is so funny!

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Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice



Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.

On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.

It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.

So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.

“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”

Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”

And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.

For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”

Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.

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