Award-winning director Jane Campion apologized to the Williams sisters
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Award-winning director Jane Campion decided to apologize to the Williams sisters. Namely, Campion gave a speech after her best director award, and many feel she insulted the Williams sisters for making the statement; “You know, Serena and Venus, you are such marvels.
However, you do not play against the guys like I have to,” Campion said to the Williams sisters and everyone started laughing. Many believe that Campion made a mistake and thus minimized the sisters, however, Campion still decided to explain her actions.
As she says, at no point did she aim to humiliate someone, or diminish someone's value. It seems that she did not have bad intentions, but that at one point, probably under the influence of adrenaline, she decided to joke.
Many believe the Williams sisters were furious after that, but that they cleverly covered it up. “I made a thoughtless comment equating what I do in the film world with all that Serena Williams and Venus Williams have achieved.
I did not intend to devalue these two legendary Black women and world class athletes,” Campion said in her statement, as quoted by The Hill.
The Williams sisters are one of the most successful tennis players in the history of the sport.
There is a lot of success behind them, and a lot of time spent on the field. “The fact is the Williams sisters have, actually, squared off against men on the court (and off), and they have both raised the bar and opened doors for what is possible for women in this world.
The last thing I would ever want to do is minimize remarkable women,” Campion added. Nevertheless, Campion decided to apologize to them and emphasize once again their importance in the sport. “I love Serena and Venus.
Their accomplishments are titanic and inspiring. Serena and Venus, I apologize and completely celebrate you”. We hope that the situation between them will be fine after all