Serena Makes Insensitive Remarks About Rape Victim

Serena Makes Insensitive Remarks About Rape Victim

Serena Makes Insensitive Remarks About Rape Victim

Now Serena Williams is garnering attention for the wrong reasons. The 31-year-old tennis star made insensitive remarks about the victim in the widely publicized Steubenville rape case, where a 16-year-old girl was assaulted by high school football players.

During an interview with Rolling Stone contributor Stephen Rodrick, a television news segment prompted Williams to discuss this rape case:

"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," Williams said to Rodrick.

"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."

After sharing her remarks on the Steubenville case, Rodrick noted that "Serena's Hannity-like take on the case isn't her only rightward lean." He attributed her "no-­safety-net political philosophy" to her childhood in Compton.

Deadspin excerpted the portion of the lengthy profile that contained Williams' Steubenville commentary on Tuesday, triggering a wave of backlash on social media directed at the 16-time Grand Slam champion.

Serena Makes Insensitive Remarks About Rape Victim
Serena Makes Insensitive Remarks About Rape Victim
Serena Makes Insensitive Remarks About Rape Victim

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