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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Theresa Stevens, You sound like some dumb ignorant uneducated nigger, which is probably what you are or you wouldn't be defending a classless stupid nigger dance associated with low class street criminals. Other fine black people in Compton also hate the Crips and Bloods, not just a lot of white people like me. You wouldn't see Allyson Felix or Sanya Richards do a stupid ghetto nigger dance on national television. They are two very classy beautiful women of Color who I am proud of representing America in Track & Field Competition. So, Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.

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Dear Jehu, It's not JUST A DANCE. The dance is directly connected to the Crips in the same way a swastika is directly connected to the Nazi's and in the same way a white hood is directly connected to the Ku Klux Klan. Selena is a great performer but showed the whole world that you can take the girl out of Comptom but you can't take the Compton out of the girl. Also, she was not too sad that her sister was murdered. Deep down inside she is still a gang whore. You wouldn't see Allyson Felix or Sanya Richards do a stupid ignorant ghetto nigger dance, now would you? That's because they are beautiful classy women who would not want to be associated with street niggers.

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...domestic terrorists, school shooters etc. White, white, white, white and white. Should I go on? How about YOU do some research before YOU start running your mouth. Thank you!

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@BigSexy. It is because of your corrupt albino's prison system in this country that allows a piggy look a like female or male like you to walk free on the street while blacks are in jail, some wrongfully convicted and wrongfully jailed. Who told you I am black. I am white and I hate it because we are all evil. Black or white don't hate, if you have any issue go to God who created them. Open your eyes to prevalent injustices all across the white world against, not only black, but all other colors and stop being ignorant, dummy.

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A dance is a dance, regardless of who made it up, it is just a dance. Other races have been doing so I guess that makes them ghetto too. Should she have done ballet? Just asking, black people have being doing that dance for years in the sanctified churches and white folks in the pentecostal churchs have caught on too. Grow up America and stop hating, Serena is to be commended for keeping real.

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MARCUS STAND, YOU MUST BE THE TYPICAL UNIMFORMED NIGGRO! IT WAS AS YOU SAY YOUR PEOPLE WHO SOLD THE SLAVES TO US ALBINOS! HOW ABOUT DOING SOME RESEARCH BEFORE RUNNING YOUR MOUTH! ALSO, IF US ALBINOS ARE BRED KILLERS THEN WHY IS IT THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF PRISONERS ARE BLAAAAACK!

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Good for you Serena. She is at the very top of her class. Just because she doesnt react like a uptight, smug, tight ass like other competitors doesnt make her wrong. LOOSEN UP MR .AMERICA, STOP BEIN A P***Y. THAT BEING SAID...SERENA..WHATS CRACKKKKKKIINNNNNNNNNN>>LOL..

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If a white people don't hate black people, they cease to be white. Hatred is embedded in the very fiber of white people DNA. Hate and kill is their motto. Every time a black person wins in life they tripped and become uncomfortable. Despicable bigotry is the lifestyles and nature of you all, unfortunate albinos worldwide. Taking a gun and killing others in shear madness or unhappiness had been trailing them for ages. They corrupt they whole world with evil and at the same time claim to know God.

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MR. AMERICA YOU ARE JUST IGNORANT

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most of the mass shootings in america are done by well to do white americans, and main stream american media always categorises them as being insane not in charge of their actions. 2 shootings in less than one month, and all fox can talk about is a black woman dancing, celebrating her worthy acheievements. america land of the free indeed, you cant talk about God in public, but gays have a field day trying to drown everyone with their crap.