Serena Williams is one of the world’s best tennis players. However, as of late she has also been highly active in civic activism. In particular, she threw her support behind Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick is the famous San Francisco 49ers quarterback who started the controversy of kneeling for the national anthem during football games. Now he is in a Nike advertisement alleging that he sacrificed everything to do what was right to protest social inequality. Williams supports Kaepernick’s position on kneeling during the anthem.
After Williams recent tennis performance it makes sense why she is mad. She had allied herself with people she should not have. And now she is experiencing what seems to be negative karma as a result.
Chicks On The Right reported,
“It’s the big controversy of the night. Serena Williams lost the US Open final, but it all really started after chair umpire Carlos Ramos accused her of cheating. Most notably, it came after Williams screamed at chair umpire Carlos Ramos after she was docked a point penalty for two code violations (illegal coaching from the stands and smashing her racket) in the second set.
Williams was then docked a game penalty for a third code violation, verbal abuse after calling Ramos “a thief” over the first violation. At the time she was down a break, 4-3, in the second set. The penalty made it 5-3 in favor of Osaka. Williams won the next game on her serve to cut it to 5-4. Osaka then closed out the championship on her serve.
"I don't cheat to win. I'd rather lose."
—Serena to the chair umpire after receiving a coaching violation pic.twitter.com/v6Q2GWYYOn
— espnW (@espnW) September 8, 2018
Here’s how she reacted after the first accusation: “One thing I’ve never done is cheat. If he gives me a thumbs up, he’s telling me to come on. We don’t have any code, and I know you don’t know that. And I understand why you may have thought that was coaching, but I’m telling you it’s not. I don’t cheat to win. I’d rather lose,” she said. It all went downhill from there. She demanded an apology and everything.
"You owe me an apology!"
Serena was fired up with the official in the final set of the US Open final. pic.twitter.com/r6RSbrirnV
— ESPN (@espn) September 8, 2018
“This is unbelievable,” she told Ramos. “Every time I play here, I have problems…I didn’t get coaching. I didn’t get coaching. I didn’t get coaching. You need to make an announcement that I didn’t get coaching,” she said. “I don’t cheat. I didn’t get coaching. How can you say that? You owe me an apology. You owe me an apology. I have never cheated in my life. I have a daughter, and I stand for what’s right for her. I’ve never cheated. You owe me an apology. You will never do another one of my matches.
Serena is right. I was there. And worse, he was baiting her. https://t.co/CinW6AJJNo
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) September 8, 2018
After that, Ramos gave Williams a third violation for verbal abuse. “Are you kidding me?” Williams said. “Because I said you’re a thief? Because you stole a point from me. But I’m not a cheater. I told you to apologize to me.”
Serena comforted an emotional Naomi Osaka after losing in the US Open 😥 pic.twitter.com/oCLTRn66cW
— espnW (@espnW) September 8, 2018
After the game, Williams accused Ramos of being sexist. “I’m here fighting for women’s rights and for women’s equality and for all kinds of stuff,” she said. “For me to say ‘thief,’ and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark. He’s never taken a game from a man because they said ‘thief.’”
Really confused how Serena Williams spun her outburst penalties into a women’s rights issue. Can you imagine, for example, Odell Beckham Jr. creating a social justice excuse for punching a wall last year & the press APPLAUDING him after? Would never happen.
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) September 8, 2018
Alllllllllrighty then. Whaaaaatevz. Ten minutes later, the trophy presentation. More crowd boos. Osaka pulled her black visor down as tears continued to stream. Williams put her right arm around Osaka and her left hand on Osaka’s elbow. She said a few words to Osaka as the 20-year-old wiped away a tear. Osaka smiled.
— Offsiders ABC (@OffsidersABC) September 9, 2018
“I felt at one point bad because I’m crying and she’s crying,” Williams said in the later press conference. “You know, she just won. I’m not sure if they were happy tears or they were just sad tears because of the moment. I felt like, wow, this isn’t how I felt when I won my first Grand Slam [in 1999]. I was like, wow, I definitely don’t want her to feel like that.
I feel like it’s such a privilege to witness @serenawilliams continue to be the greatest in all aspects of sport. Her genuineness/humility towards Naomi was absolutely phenomenal.
— Lauren Holiday (@laurenholiday12) September 8, 2018
“Yeah, maybe it was the mom in me that was like, listen, we got to pull ourselves together here.” She addressed the crowd too: “I don’t want to be rude, but I don’t want to do questions,” Williams said. “I just want to tell you guys, she played well, and this is her first Grand Slam. … (crowd applause) … And I know you guys were here rooting, and I was rooting, too.
I played tennis at a very high level and witnessed male players screaming obscenities at chair umpires all day long and no penalty. WhT @serenawilliams said was not even mild it was absolutely nothing worthy of a warning let alone a penalty. Don’t tell me that wasn’t sexist!
— Pej Vahdat (@pejvahdat) September 8, 2018
But let’s make this the best moment we can, and we’ll get through it. Let’s give everyone the credit where credit’s due. Let’s not boo anymore. We’re going to get through this, and let’s be positive. So congratulations, Naomi. No more booing.” “I hope to continue to go and play here again. We’ll see. It’s been a tough year for me,” she added. Twitter has #AllTheFeelings.”
As a result of her actions Williams was fined. Several of which were very expensive. Williams was charged a total of $!7,000 which include $10,000 for verbal abuse of an umpire, $4,000 for a coaching violation, and $3,000 for racquet abuse.
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Americans Send Emmys a Ruthless Message After They Mock Christians and Conservatives
It appears that Hollywood just won’t get it. They are celebrities so that they can entertain. Yet, they continue to act like people will tune into them for their political opinion and rather ridiculous swipes at the right. It appears they never got the memo…. “do not bite the hand that feeds you.”
Last years’ Emmys show wasn’t even an awards show at all, it was more like a Trump roasting session. America didn’t appreciate it at all, and the ratings reflected that. This year, although there were fewer shots at President Donald Trump himself, it was still a very liberal theme for their ‘not funny’ jokes and plenty of aggressive hits at ‘white people’, ‘Republicans’, and anything of the like.
The opening monologue itself was a full-on cringe festival. So awkward. So NOT funny, not even a little bit. It was hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost and they bombed it. Even by Hollywood standards.
Wow! Ratings for last nite's Emmys hit an all-time record low. How could that be? TV is losing middle America is one reason. The punch lines may have have been funny (some of the jokes were flat). But this one-sided approach, beating up one political target, is a loser's game.
— John Aidan Byrne (@JohnAidanByrne) September 18, 2018
Jost went on about a few shows that were canceled and then that were picked up by other networks. He then made a disgusting comment about Rosanne Barr’s show also getting picked up by “white nationalists.”
Jost also had the audacity or ‘stupid’ to imply that in today’s America there are some Americans that do not think Nazis are evil. Another non-joke that fell flat. However, probably one of his worst attempts at throwing shade was his comment on President Obama, Netflix, and President Trump.
“The Obamas now even have their own production deal at Netflix,” Jost said. “My dream is that the only thing they produce is their own version of ‘The Apprentice.’ And it gets way higher ratings.”
Yes, he literally ranted on just like a butthurt schoolyard kid who cries after he gets hit by the kid he tried to bully just moments before. Oh Jost, please take a seat, or go cry yourself to sleep.
Michael Che didn’t do any better. In fact, he may have been the bigger failure of the two, if that is possible. He took things further and used his mother in his attempt to spread hate. Who does that?! This guy does.
“She says she doesn’t like watching white award shows because you guys don’t thank Jesus enough,” Che said. “That’s true. The only white people that thank Jesus are Republicans and ex-crackheads.”
Sorry, but what’s the point of that ‘joke’? He lost me at ‘white award shows’, mostly because he’s black and the host. Sooooo… what again?
Can't we just enjoy the Emmy without acting political? Why would an award winner tell the audience to #GoBlue? Are we so dumb not to know which party to vote? Enough of this foolishness. Hollywood hasn't learnt Anything yet.
— Anosike (@latigbo) September 18, 2018
You would think the show couldn’t get any worse, but just wait, it totally does. Jennifer Lewis who is an actress, I guess, showed up to the awards show wearing a Nike sweatshirt because what is a liberal actress without an attempt at scoring more attention for a cause that she probably doesn’t even fully understand. So lame.
Of course, she says her choice of attire was “to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick.” Yay! Let’s all applaud Nike then for setting their future on fire.
Needless to say, last year’s ratings for the show dropped substantially, but this year’s dropped even lower! A full 10% lower than last year’s to be exact.
“In the final numbers, last year’s Emmys snared 11.8 million viewers and a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49. That translated into matching the previous viewership low of the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted 2016 Emmys and a new low among the key demographic. Those record lows, based on the first set of numbers we are looking at today, appear very likely to be eclipsed this year.
“Even in a small-screen environment where the likes of the Academy Awards and the Grammys have experienced up to 20% ratings drops of late, the early numbers for the Emmys are surprising.
“It’s clear that people have just had enough.”
From Fox News:
“Conservative strategist Chris Barron told Fox News that “large swaths of the American public just want to be entertained” but instead were turned into “unwilling participants” in a political rally disguised as an awards show.”
“Whether it’s the NFL or the Emmys, people desperately want a break from politics. It’s amazing to me at just how tone-deaf Hollywood is,” Barron said.”
“Most Republicans have stopped watching awards shows or know that even if they can stomach it, the White House and their core values will be attacked. I kept thinking last night, thank goodness for a few actors like Chris Pratt, who buck the trend and show a healthy respect and love for Christianity in acceptance speeches,” Fox Nation host Britt McHenry said. “Reverence for God is something to cherish and uphold, not ridicule.’”
It’s no surprise, right? Hollywood has been in the business of patting themselves on the back for years already, and now since they want to also be nasty about it, Americans are learning they are the hand that feeds Hollywood and they are tired of getting bit!
Do you happen to be one of those Americans?
Actress Sent Sick Message To Trump Supporters Across Her Chest At Emmys – Backfired Gloriously
I did not watch the Emmys this year and I was evidently joined by millions of Americans. I knew it would be a bash-fest against President Trump. The last thing I want to do after working all day is watch a bunch of self-important celebrities get their hate on for the president and our country. It appears I made a wise choice.
“Black-ish” actress Jenifer Lewis decided to make a statement by wearing a Nike metal-studded swoosh sweatshirt on the Emmys’ new gold carpet Monday night. It was obviously a sick and twisted message meant for President Trump and his supporters but it fell flat.
I’m sure she was standing in solidarity with Nike who chose the former quarterback and current social justice warrior Colin Kaepernick as the company’s new face for their “Just Do It” ad campaign.
Lewis wore a red-and-black sweatshirt with Nike emblazoned on her chest. She accented her black leggings and black-and-white pattern boots with a diamond bracelet and ring. If you ask me, that’s not exactly ‘down’ with the oppressed, if you get my drift.
Lewis claimed that she wore Nike “in support of Colin Kaepernick’s protest against police brutality and racial injustice,” referring to the quarterback’s controversy after starting the whole kneeling controversy during the National Anthem at NFL games.
“I want to speak to the millennials today to let them know they are not alone when they speak out,” said the 61-year-old Lewis. “We are not living in dark times. We are living in awakening times, and I am proud to be one of the leaders in the movement.”
But what Lewis didn’t count on was how all of this vitriol would backfire at the Emmys. They hit an all-time low and in more ways than just the ratings. It backfired gloriously.
Politics was the issue of the evening on the red carpet for the Emmys this year. As you would expect, there were Nazi jokes and endless Trump-bashing. There were even a couple of jabs at Roseanne Barr. And the hypocrisy was deep. One black actor even showed up in white face. I thought that was a political no-no? Guess not.
The ratings for the 70th Emmy Awards plummeted by ten percent in early ratings from last year. Ouch. That broke the record with a 7.4 household rating according to The Wrap.
The Emmys are far from alone. This is the new trend for award shows. Actors and actresses seem to think these shows are leftist political platforms for the Hollywood elite. Americans are sick of hyper-political bloviating from elitists. Award shows used to be entertainment, now they are just disgusting. The 2018 Oscars dropped 16% over 2017, and the Grammys fell 20% over the previous year.
From The Daily Wire:
“Last year, the 69th annual Emmys on CBS hosted by Stephen Colbert dipped 2.4 percent from the prior year to a new low, per Nielsen’s household ratings,” The Wrap reported. “In 2016, the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted Emmys broadcast on ABC fetched an 8.4 in these earliest-available TV ratings, which had set a historic low of its own at the time.”
“The Emmys, hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and Michael Che, including jokes like this:
“The only white people who thank Jesus are Republicans and ex-crackheads.”
“The Emmys were first held in 1949 … things were very different back then: We all agreed that Nazis were bad.”
“Roseanne was canceled by herself and then picked up by white nationalists.’”
Even with all that, last night was NBC’s highest-rated Monday since late 2015. The network pretty much tripled the overnight rating of its closest competition, CBS, which posted a 2.5. NBC’s 7.4 topped the combined ratings of the rest of the Big 4 broadcast nets combined by 23 percent. Think about that. It means the viewership on the major networks is simply pathetic.
Last year, at the 69th annual Emmys on CBS hosted by Stephen Colbert, the awards show dipped 2.4 percent from the prior year to a new low, per Nielsen’s household ratings. The trend seems to be because of politicized comics. They just aren’t funny anymore.
The 70th annual Emmys was a who’s who of leftist celebrities who were mostly there to admire each other. That’s all they can do because nobody wants to watch them much anymore. America is just not that into Hollywood these days.
.@kayleighmcenany: Emmys speakers fired shots at Jesus and Christians and made comparisons between Republicans and crackheads – it’s no surprise it’s the lowest-rated award show pic.twitter.com/r89WaJKLMU
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) September 18, 2018
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