Reason fans are angry over Serena Williams appearance on GQ Magazine cover
Fans are curiously and furiously reacting to GQ Magazine cover page title which has Serena Williams and woman in quote.
Serena Williams was featured on the cover page of GQ – an international men’s publication. GQ named Serena Williams its Woman of the Year on Monday.
What did not go down well with the fans was the fact that the magazine used the word woman in double quotes besides her image.
The fans and critics were of the view that the double quotes used by the magazine were linked to accusations around Williams’ gender.
On numerous occasions during her decorated career, the tennis star has been subject to racism.
Soon after GQ posted the cover page image on social media, it triggered a controversy with fans around the world questioning the publication for using quotes for the word woman.
When one of the readers asked why the magazine used quotes for the word woman, Mick Rouse, whose Twitter bio says he is the Research Manager for GQ, replied, “Because it was handwritten by Virgil Abloh of Off-White, who has styled everything in quotation marks as of late (see Serena’s US Open apparel that he designed).”
Serena earlier made headlines during the US Open women’s singles final for her controversial rant at the chair umpire.
During the summit clash, Serena called the umpire a “liar” and a “thief” for which she was handed a game penalty. Williams also received a code violation for coaching and a penalty point for racquet abuse.
The magazine also announced Michael B. Jordan, Henry Golding and Jonah Hill as some of its Men of the Year.
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) 12 November 2018
i just wanna know why virgil put “woman” in quotation marks on a serena williams cover.
— king crissle (@crissles) 12 November 2018