During an interview with Rolling Stone, Serena Williams spilled out her thoughts about the Steubenville rape case, which was a good thing, because so many of us were aimlessly wandering around the land, not knowing what to think about that case until we heard what Serena Williams’ thoughts about it were. The TV was on during her talk with Rolling Stone and when news about the Steubenville rape case came on, she shook her head and said she wasn’t blaming the victim and then she went on to blame the victim.
“Do you think it was fair, what they got? They did something stupid, but I don’t know. I’m not blaming the girl, but if you’re a 16-year-old and you’re drunk like that, your parents should teach you—don’t take drinks from other people. She’s 16, why was she that drunk where she doesn’t remember? It could have been much worse. She’s lucky. Obviously I don’t know, maybe she wasn’t a virgin, but she shouldn’t have put herself in that position, unless they slipped her something, then that’s different.”
I didn’t know I was related to Serena Williams! One of my relatives (I’m not naming names) once said to me that she went to the club the night before and couldn’t believe how slutty the girls were dressed. They were begging to be raped. My relative was wearing leopard print capri leggings, bronze wedges and a lime green peasant blouse while she said this, so her outfit told me that her closet was begging to be put out of its misery.
After Serena basically said that Heineken should change their tagline to “Drink Responsibly or You’ll Get Raped,” many people screamed at Serena like they were her and she was a linesman official. So Serena wrote up a statement on her website and sort of said that she didn’t really say that:
“What happened in Steubenville was a real shock for me. I was deeply saddened. For someone to be raped, and at only sixteen, is such a horrible tragedy! For both families involved – that of the rape victim and of the accused. I am currently reaching out to the girl’s family to let her know that I am deeply sorry for what was written in the Rolling Stone article. What was written – what I supposedly said – is insensitive and hurtful, and I by no means would say or insinuate that she was at all to blame.
I have fought all of my career for women’s equality, women’s equal rights, respect in their fields – anything I could do to support women I have done. My prayers and support always goes out to the rape victim. In this case, most especially, to an innocent sixteen year old child.”
Rolling Stone says that they have the receipts, because the entire interview was recorded.
Celebwhores using the “I’m sorry if I offended anybody” line was getting boring and predictable, so kudos to Serena Williams for changing it up by saying “…what I supposedly said.” I can’t wait to use that one. “Okay, okay, stop crying, I’m sorry I SUPPOSEDLY called you a dumb cunt.”