February 19, 2009, - 3:05 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Yesterday, I criticized Venus and Serena Williams, the highly-ranked women’s tennis players who are participating in the anti-Semitic Dubai Tennis Championships. As I pointed out, these two hypocritas have spoken out against racism and discrimination, but apparently only care if that discrimination is pigment-based against them.
As I’ve noted in the past, even though the Williams sisters have reached unimaginable heights atop the tennis world and earned unbelievable riches, their father, Richard Williams, constantly screams, “racism.” And they never disagree with him. What’s that I hear from Mr. Williams about Dubai? Al-crickets chirping in the Dubaian desert.
Well, I apparently was understating their hypocrisy and outrageous behavior. Check this out from the Williams Sisters who don’t want to upset “sponsors” (which include title sponsor Barclays, the bank owned by Abu Dhabi Emirate sheikhs) and want to earn money. Venus Williams sits on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Players’ Council, and she made the decision for the women tennis players not to boycott this anti-Semitic tourney.
Just ask yourself what the Williams’ response would be if White tennis players said these things about a Whites-only tennis tournament:
Venus Williams says her fellow players had no intention of boycotting the Dubai Championships after Israeli Shahar Peer was denied a visa. . . .
“There are so many other people involved. Sponsors are important to us,” said Williams.
“We wouldn’t be here without sponsors. We can’t let sponsors down.
“Whatever we do, we need to do as a team – players, sponsors, tour and whoever – and not all break off in one direction. We are team players.”
Yeah, team players for Judenrein.
“I have to look at the bigger picture.
“The big picture is that Shahar Peer didn’t get a chance to play, but making an immediate decision we also have to look at sponsors, fans and everyone who has invested a lot in the tournament.
“I think there are rules and protocols as to how you can proceed.”
Uh-huh. Once there were Jim Crow “rules and protocols as to how you can proceed,” Venus.
Sister Serena agrees with this “outlook.”
I’ve never liked the hypocritical, selfish Williams sisters, and in the past, I’ve referred to them on this site as VenuSerena, far too nice a name for them. A more appropriate moniker rhymes with another one of the things they are: rich.
By the way, this reminds me of the Wayans brothers’ hilarious parody of VenuSerena in a “Got Milk?” ad. Except that I think the Wayans brothers looked more like women. (If you can find the video or a pic of the Wayans as the Williams, please send it.)