OT: Serena's Outburst | The Boneyard

OT: Serena's Outburst

Status
Not open for further replies.

msf22b

Maestro
Joined
Aug 27, 2011
Messages
6,273
Reaction Score
16,868
Although I don't usually post off-topic, I am fascinated and a little dismayed by Serena's latest outburst.

She is, for the most part, an exceedingly charming and refreshing young woman, with a superb game.

But when she loses it, she reverts to what my pupils in the Bronx refer to as "ghetto", or "gangsta"
behavior, clearly racially-based, totally illogical, and really unfortunate in a woman otherwise so accomplished.

It makes me think of the wonderful lines in South Pacific:

"You have to be taught to hate and fear,
....before you are six, or seven or eight
you have to be carefully taught."
 
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
3,154
Reaction Score
3,170
It's impossible not to notice that, despite the deeply felt convictions of Rodgers and Hammerstein in this matter, the song stands out as a clunker in the musical. Proselytizing in art can produce unartful results.
 

ThisJustIn

Queen of Queens
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
4,039
Reaction Score
10,628
I'm intrigued that people (perhaps defenders of Serena) point to John Mc. and Jimmy C's behaviors, claiming a double standard. Straw man, seems to me, since they behaved as they did a looooong time ago.

Can anyone point to any player -- man or woman -- who gets away with the stuff Jimmy and John pulled? No. Acceptable behavior standards have changed. If you can't abide by them, you get fined.

I keep wanting to like Serena, and find I don't much. Venus is more personable, to my taste.
 
Joined
Sep 7, 2011
Messages
47
Reaction Score
28
Shallow....never developed an interest in her, her game or her behavior. Unfortunate, because she excells at the sport, does little for it.
 

temery

What?
Joined
Aug 14, 2011
Messages
20,401
Reaction Score
38,062
Although I don't usually post off-topic, I am fascinated and a little dismayed by Serena's latest outburst.

She is, for the most part, an exceedingly charming and refreshing young woman, with a superb game.

But when she loses it, she reverts to what my pupils in the Bronx refer to as "ghetto", or "gangsta"
behavior, clearly racially-based, totally illogical, and really unfortunate in a woman otherwise so accomplished.

It makes me think of the wonderful lines in South Pacific:

"You have to be taught to hate and fear,
....before you are six, or seven or eight
you have to be carefully taught."

'roids have side effects. As does their father's lunacy, and growing up in a crime ridden neighborhood in LA.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Online statistics

Members online
40
Guests online
908
Total visitors
948

Forum statistics

Threads
157,398
Messages
4,098,718
Members
9,989
Latest member
Howler


Top Bottom