Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and husband to tennis star Serena Williams, took to Twitter to voice his frustration with the hypocrisy of those who criticized his wife's angry reaction during the U.S. Open yet have justified Brett Kavanaugh's angry outbursts during last month's highly contentious Senate hearing.
The first to pick up on the double standard was Deborah Barros, a candidate for the Alabama State Senate. As an African-American woman, she knows something about being judged harshly for showing emotion.
In her tweet she said:
Funny how a black female tennis player is held to a higher standard to keep her emotions in check than a Supreme Court nominee.
Ohanian retweeted what Barros said and added his own interpretation, saying:
It's not funny, it's bullshit.
It's not funny, it's bullshit. https://t.co/pYkmx4ufvI— AlexisOhanian 7️⃣7️⃣6️⃣ (@AlexisOhanian 7️⃣7️⃣6️⃣) 1538948687.0
He then took it a bit further.
Beta Brett: + Played the “father card” + Cried & screamed + Insulted everyone’s intelligence with lies about the de… https://t.co/UNFsDML21L— AlexisOhanian 7️⃣7️⃣6️⃣ (@AlexisOhanian 7️⃣7️⃣6️⃣) 1538950045.0
If you’re going to be a Supreme Court Justice -- a job that requires maintaining sober judgement -- it shouldn't ma… https://t.co/uzZE14eQ0H— AlexisOhanian 7️⃣7️⃣6️⃣ (@AlexisOhanian 7️⃣7️⃣6️⃣) 1538950268.0
People are still waiting for a response from Herald Sun Editor Damon Johnston.
@alexisohanian @damonheraldsun Right, since the Herald Sun is about just depicting the "facts." We'll wait...— Tracee Loran (@Tracee Loran) 1538950507.0
@alexisohanian @damonheraldsun "I look forward to the cartoon @damonheraldsun puts on the front page about it." https://t.co/lghIjxTnq3— MichälleObamasson 👸🏾 (@MichälleObamasson 👸🏾) 1538960416.0
@alexisohanian @damonheraldsun https://t.co/IhkoXzsXUk— Space Force Brat 🏴🇯🇲🇺🇸 (@Space Force Brat 🏴🇯🇲🇺🇸) 1538955818.0
@alexisohanian @damonheraldsun So glad someone finally pointed that out! It was unacceptable behavior for the posit… https://t.co/mfKpCKGAKo— Cadiz De La Porte (@Cadiz De La Porte) 1539032049.0
It doesn't seem that cartoon will show up anytime soon.
While people waited, they shared some opinions about the newly appointed Supreme Court Justice.
@alexisohanian @damonheraldsun Your wife had a reasonable reaction - Kavanaugh was over the top and unreasonable. I… https://t.co/Mau9KcG9dB— JoAnne Piterniak (@JoAnne Piterniak) 1539098297.0
@alexisohanian @damonheraldsun He likes beer....— Marty Chargin (@Marty Chargin) 1538968690.0
@Paigedahls @alexisohanian @damonheraldsun Ignoring the handshake, every time I remember BK doing this it makes my… https://t.co/5V3tIyOquT— Heather 🦩 (@Heather 🦩) 1539047539.0
Your move, Herald Sun.
H/T: Hello Giggles, BET
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