Crip Walk Dance: Serena Williams Criticized Over Olympic Celebration

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Serena Williams celebrated her Olympic tennis gold medal Saturday with a seemingly harmless dance move, but its origins have some people criticizing the star.

In a brief homage to her hometown of Compton, Calif., the 30-year-old busted out an impromptu crip walk, a dance move once popularized by gang members.

Check out Serena Williams' crip walk dance below:

The move mostly passed by without incident, as Serena danced for about five seconds, and the crip walk dance dates back to her childhood, two decades ago.

Clearly, she was just having fun and basking in the Olympic moment, while perhaps giving a shout-out to the L.A.-area city of her humble beginnings.

Of all things to rip Serena Williams over, it's unclear how this even makes the list. Still, some critics act as if she crip walked all over Buckingham Palace.

Fox Sports wrote after the incident:

"There was Serena - the tennis legend, the winner of 14 individual Grand Slams, the best player of her generation, the American girl being crowned at the All-England Club as the queen of tennis - Crip-Walking all over the most lily-white place in the world."

"She didn't do it on purpose. It was a moment of unbridled joy. She pumped her fist, jumped up and down, looked into the crowd, then did her ill-timed dance."

"You couldn't help but shake your head. It was as if Serena just couldn't seem to avoid dipping into waters of controversy even as she'd ascended to the top of her sport."

In a word, chill.

Serena's done plenty over the years to warrant criticism, but give it a rest. It was just a fun moment, a little dance move, not a pro-gang political statement.

What's next, Andy Murray climbing into the player's box after his win Sunday being spun as a commentary on Scotland's movement for Independence?

You tell us: What do you think of Serena's crip walk?

 

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TERESE STEVENS,
YES, I AGREE THAT BLACKS ARE LIGHT YEARS AHEAD AS FAR AS ATHLETICS! THE REASON FOR THAT WOULD BE THE FACT THAT US WHITE BOYS ARE MORE CONCERNED WITH INTELLECTUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS THAT ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTE SOMETHING TO THE FURTHERING OF OUR SOCIETY!

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Dear Black Boy, I was very happy to see Sanya Richards win the 400. I am also a big fan of Allyson Felix who will probably win the the 200. I am very proud and happy for these two women who happen to be Black and are beautiful and talented. I simply don't like the Crips or Bloods or any petty stupid ignorant street nigger criminals. By the way, Allyson Felix And Sanysa Richards would wholeheartedly agree with me. I have two female friends who are singers that are black and they both have white boyfriends. Why? Because they don't want to go out with street niggers like you.

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Lindsey, I hope one of the Crips kills one of your relatives. Then you can do the Crip Dance at the funeral, you stupid loser.

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MR. STAND,
SO, I SEE YOU ARE A WHITE ALBINO DEVIL! YOU MUST BE ONE OF THOSE CONFUSED PIGGIES WHO THINKS THEIR BLACK. YOUR REBUTTAL SAYS IT ALL... IF IT WALKS LIKE A DUCK AND QUACKS LIKE A DUCK, AND ITS USUALLY... WAIT FOR IT... DUUUCK!

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