JK Rowling Slams Serena Williams Troll
She looks like a man? "You're an idiot"
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2015 1:03 PM CDT
Serena Williams holds up the trophy after winning at Wimbledon.   (Sean Dempsey/Pool Photo via AP)

(Newser) – After Serena Williams won at Wimbledon again today, JK Rowling sang her praises on Twitter: "I love her. What an athlete, what a role model, what a woman!" she wrote. Which drew a response from "Rob," who tweeted, "ironic then that main reason for her success is that she is built like a man." Rowling then tweeted a photo of Williams in a dress, writing, "Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. You're an idiot."

Maybe the guy had read this New York Times story today, which goes into detail about how Williams stands apart from her competitors: She "has large biceps and a mold-breaking muscular frame, which packs the power and athleticism that have dominated women’s tennis for years. Her rivals could try to emulate her physique, but most of them choose not to." The Root, for one, calls it "tone-deaf" and notes that it's drawing lots of hate on Twitter.
 

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