Entertainment, Fashion & Beauty, Her Side, Ilie Nastase, nastase serena, romanian tennis player, Serena Williams, wta no. 1 -

Serena Williams on Ilie Nastase’s ‘Chocolate with Milk’ Remarks: ‘It Disappoints Me’

Entertainment, Fashion & Beauty, Her Side, Ilie Nastase, nastase serena, romanian tennis player, Serena Williams, wta no. 1 -

Serena Williams on Ilie Nastase’s ‘Chocolate with Milk’ Remarks: ‘It Disappoints Me’

Serena Williams quoted Maya Angelou in her response to Ilie Nastase.
(@serenawilliams Instagram/Wikimedia Commons

Serena Williams isn’t taking Romanian tennis player Ilie Nastase’s racially charged comments about her unborn child lightly and she’s throwing her support behind an investigation on the matter, leading him to issue a curt response.

Nastase, who is captain of Romania’s Fed Cup team, spoke about Williams expecting her first child with her Reddit co-founder fiancé Alexis Ohanian, who is white.

“Let’s see what color it has,” Nastase said in Romanian at a Saturday, April 22, press conference ahead of the playoff tie between Romania and Great Britain in Constanta, according to ESPN. “Chocolate with milk?”

Nastase had not been asked to comment on the matter, but he audibly made one to the team.

“It disappoints me to know that we live in a society where people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments toward myself and unborn child …,” Williams wrote on Instagram Monday, April 24. “I will continue to take a lead and stand up for what’s right. I am not afraid, unlike you. You see, I am no coward.”

After quoting Maya Angelou’s poem, “Still I Rise,” Williams revealed the International Tennis Federation has her “full support” in an investigation of Nastase’s comments.

A post shared by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on

The ITF released a statement saying is reviewing Nastase’s remarks.

“The ITF does not tolerate discriminatory and offensive language and behavior of any kind,” the statement issued to the press read. “We are aware of alleged comments made by Romanian captain Ilie Nastase and have begun an immediate investigation so that we have the full facts of the situation before taking further and appropriate action.”

“Anything I say, I am the bad boy,” Nastase told the Associated Press Tuesday when he was asked about Williams’ response. “Why write a news story like this? Just to have a scandal? There are many more important things going on.”


Leave a comment

Related Posts

George H.W. Bush’s Willie Horton ad remains flashpoint in dog-whistle politics
What many political historians will tell you is that Donald Trump‘s brand of politics was not created in a vacuum. An...
Read More
Neil deGrasse Tyson denies sexual misconduct allegations in lengthy Facebook post
In a lengthy Facebook post, Neil deGrasse Tyson denies allegations of sexual misconduct levied against him by three w...
Read More
Tisha Campbell’s estranged husband accused in bankruptcy scandal, report
Duane Martin, the estranged husband of Tisha Campbell-Martin, is accused of hiding money for multiple sources for yea...
Read More
‘I regret the entire thing’: Kareem Hunt apologizes for brutal hotel assault after firing
Kareem Hunt, last season’s leading rusher in the NFL, broke his silence  Sunday about being cut from the Kansas City ...
Read More

Tags