A white woman is catching all the heat on Twitter after she opened her mouth to criticise Will Smith for accepting to play the role of Serena and Venus Williams’ father which they executive-produced about their dad.
In her first tweet, the white woman who goes by Dr. Jessica Taylor, and who describes herself as a “radical feminist”, wrote: “Did they seriously make a film called ‘King Richard’ about the success of Serena and Venus Williams – but it’s about their dad, Richard?”
She continued, “I get this has annoyed people but I genuinely didn’t expect a film about two of the most powerful, successful and amazing black female athletes to be named after a man, or centre a man. I would have loved this film to be all about them, and not a man. That’s it really.”
And folks, especially black people, have been dragging her for filth.
See some of the reactions.
Did Serena and Venus Williams executive produce a movie about their dad? Yes. Yes they did. https://t.co/9C1wwQ59vJ
— 🦃Imani Gandied Yams🦃 (@AngryBlackLady) November 20, 2021
God forbid a Black father getting props for raising successful daughters https://t.co/MulMaPZbtu
— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) November 21, 2021
1: Stop looking for reasons to be mad.
2: Serena & Venus are producers & their thoughts matter most.
3: There’s already a stigma of absent black fathers, yet you’re upset about the presence of one because… Twitter. https://t.co/JjKgWjlJyd
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) November 21, 2021
As one of the sisters in ‘King Richard’, I hope you get a chance to watch our work & take some time to look into the Williams family role in making this film. Without them, this wouldn’t be possible.
The origin stories of Black icons deserve space & to be told as they desire. https://t.co/7hhQupqHT8
— mikayla (@carpeingdiem) November 21, 2021
There are like four whole feminists in the UK whose brains aren’t full of marbles and none of them are on Twitter. https://t.co/azEN1zX83u
— Ashley Reese (@offbeatorbit) November 21, 2021
Aren’t Venus and Serena the Executive Producers of #KingRichard?
Doesn’t respecting their choice also honor their understanding of their path and acknowledge their power as women?
It’s a powerful story. And, holistically, it’s much more important than the title indicates. https://t.co/FpXH4FU5jO
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) November 21, 2021
This is white feminism in academia folks. A lot of division among Black people comes from these types. I knew people like this would have an issue with #KingRichard because we can NEVER celebrate Black men without some negativity attached. https://t.co/jpivRB0BtJ
— Torraine Walker (@TorraineWalker) November 20, 2021
She said “as a feminist, why is your father in your life…” https://t.co/lvhxo8x6GP
— Alexis “Bring Back Bunheads” Wilson (@sassyblackdiva) November 20, 2021
Look at feminism at work trying to pit black women against black men. Doing what it does. https://t.co/q9LxYI3UPv
— Aunty (@MeloAunty) November 20, 2021
— Paul (@MrShotPutSocial) November 20, 2021