Serena Williams nude on cover of ESPN mag…

October 23, 2009 bsmith101
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I was shocked to read that Serena Williams had done such a thing as allow any magazine or anyone photograph her…and put such a photo on the cover of their magazine.  I don’t care who they told me was going to do it.   They would have gotten a ‘no’ out of me.  And that would have been a definite ‘no’…and don’t ever ask me again…kind of  ‘no.’

This edition of the magazine had other athletes doing the same thing…I guess.  Well, kind of…sort of…some of them did have something on down bottom.  But not so for Serena.  She is totally nude.

I mean…how do you justify that?

I mean…I know that Serena is proud of her body. 

But evidently not proud enough of it…to not allow anyone to talk her out of her clothes for a few dollars.   And I don’t care how much anyone offered her…it was a ridiculous thing to do. 

Utterly, ridiculous.

I am embarassed for her…even if she doesn’t have enough sense to be embarassed for herself.  Some things are just plain dumb.  And that was a dumb thing to do on Serena’s part.

And I am not going to show that picture.  If you want to see it google it.   That is how I happened to find it.


Okay, I’ll give you the link…but not without duress.   Now, judge it  for yourself.   What ashame.  But I guess it was just a matter of time before it happened…given some of the photos that I have seen that Serena has taken…and some of  the  clothes she wears.|hp-laptop|dl7|link5|

I really didn’t like her explosion on the court where she yelled some vulgar  things at the lines woman.  But I can understand pressure…and having taken some things…until you can’t take them any more…and finally blow a gasket, as they say.   Been nice…and been quiet for some time…just riding along and taking it…untl you finally explode.  Because you just can’t take it any more. 

It happens.   I have had it  happen to me too.   I took things for a while…then became angry…and then starting tapping things and wanting to fling them over my should as walked passed them.  Yelling at the top of  my lungs…and feeling like I wanted to smash up the place.  It can get like that.    It happens.   But you don’t go on and do ridiculous things like stripping off all of your clothes and allowing your naked body being exploited by being exposed upon the cover of magazines.

How dumb is that?

At some point you have to take yourself seriously…even when nobody else does.  You have to.  And you take that attitude of pride and strength…mantain it…and walk around in it…and in your dignity…making others take you seriously too.  But you can’t do that by making a fool of yourself.

You do it by continuing to be your best.  By continuing to out perform them.  But you don’t start crackling and falling apart…into pieces.   Crackling and falling apart is easy.  We can all fall apart and go to pieces…and most of us have.  But sometimes you have to fight falling apart…and particularly in the public eye.  And especially among those who disrespect you…and don’t give you your just due.

But you simply cannot  fall apart in the public eye.  Or do stupid things.

You don’t set yourself up to have people to be whispering about you behind your back.

Nor do you set yourself up to have people smirking and smiling…and laughing at you behind your back…and in ways that are less than flattering.


How do you go into a room full of decent people and your naked body has been plastered all over magazine covers?

You can say-

“It was art.”

Maybe in Greece and Rome in the 16th through the 18th Century.  But not today.  A  nude body in…or on a magazine…or in a music video…is not considered art…not today.  It is considered what it is…sexual in nature.   It is not meant to bring about artistic appreciation…but bring about certain emotions…and desires.

So, why set yourself up for that, Serena?

It is not sexy.  And certainly not an intelligent thing to do.

And certainly not something to do for somebody who considers herself to be a role-model to young black women and girls. 

Definitely, not.

View Bernadine Smith's profile on FiledByAt any rate…that explosion of words directed at the lines woman… on the part of  Serena is going  to cost her more than the $5,000 fine levied against her during the US Open in New York City, this past summer.   It looks as though they are not going to allow her to play in the Australian Open either as an additional pentalty for her outbursts…and a supposed threat to kill the lines woman.  Or something that the lines woman claims she took as  a threat against her life.

DOUBLE CLICK a few times to see the below video…and just ignore the text which will appear in the box.

Both Serena and Venus are breezing their way through  the Australian Open… hopefully they will continue to do what  they both have more than proven that  they are exceptional at… and that is play great tennis.


I had said that winter was going to be early this year.   And guess what?

I was right.  Earlier last week it started snowing.  

Not only is going to be earlier this year…but it is also going to be a cold and snowy winter.  

So, I definitely hope that you are preping yourself for it.  Might not be a bad idea to start stocking up on some key things…like extra toilet paper, can goods, tea, coffee or hot chocolate etc….and can milk etc…for just in case.   And maybe a candle or 2…and matches. 

Hope you had a beautiful day.  I have been in for the past few days.  Been slightly sick…but God is yet good.  And I am getting stronger.

  THE BISHOP’S WIFE  is now on sale…CLICK this LINK to purchase my book.  You do not need a paypal account to purchase, and you can purchase using a debit card.  Thank you. 

Well, God bless

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Entry Filed under: Sexual Revolution,Sports,tennis,The Williams Sisters,Williams Sisters,wisdom

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Pam  |  November 22, 2009 at 9:14 am

    I love Wendy i know how to say How You Doin’ the way she says itI think Wendy is the best because she is real she talks about celebrities about her wigs, and stuff. I swear onetime she lifted her wig up a little to the audience/America lol.

  • 2. george  |  December 22, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    if serena whats to go nude that’s her choice. people should stop criticizing her. all i want from her this year is to play the Australian.

    • 3. george  |  December 22, 2009 at 12:55 pm

      why moderation?

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