Williams Makes Stunning Comment on Steubenville Rape Case

Published on 19-Jun-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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Williams Makes Stunning Comment on Steubenville Rape Case

Just last week after Serena Williams won the French Open, I have always wondered why she has never been embraced as the champion that she is.

Now I know why: likeability.

For all the championships she has won, Serena Williams always seems to stick her foot in her mouth or do something that makes people turn away from her.

This time, she really foot-faulted by making comments on the recent Steubenville rape case in an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone. The case garnered national attention because of a teenage girl who was raped by a bunch of popular high school football players.

Instead of showing support for the young lady, Williams basically pointed her finger at the victim for putting herself in that situation.

 "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."

It gets worse.

"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."

Just when you think the world is ready to embrace Serena Williams, she says something like this that puts her back on the defensive and back into a place where she will continue to be unsung.

Could it be she cyber-surfed right into The Onion and didn't realize it's a satirical humor site with fictitious stories designed to spotlight societal hypocrisies?

Talk about life imitating fantasy!