Venus Williams States ‘All Lives Matter’ in Response to Serena’s Heartfelt Post on Police Brutality

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Venus Williams (Facebook)
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Venus Williams sent shockwaves through the internet when she proclaimed “all lives matter.” The statement came after her sister Serena Williams shared a moving Facebook message on police brutality against African-Americans.

The 22-time Grand Slam champion wrote about her fear that her nephew could face a deadly interaction with a cop.

“I would never forgive myself if something happened to my nephew. He’s so innocent. So were all ‘the others,’ ” Serena wrote in part.

“I won’t be silent,” she concluded.

After Venus completed her matches in the Wuhan Open, reporters asked the defending champion about her sister Serena’s comments.

“How important do you think it is for you and your sister and other Black athletes to speak out on those issues?” a journalist asked during the press conference.

“I haven’t seen the post,” Venus replied in transcripts captured by ASAP Sports. “I think all lives matter, so … I can’t really comment.”

Once the response gained traction, many users ripped into Venus on Twitter.

King expressed gratitude for Serena not being “as naive or stupid” as her sister. Then he told Venus to “wake up” before hitting the unfollow button.

Mentioning Venus’ support of equal play, user Cute In Motion said the tennis pro “didn’t mind” making headlines for that. But he seemed to feel baffled over her “all lives matter” response.

OG Cinnamon Apple washed her hands of Venus and backed “chosen one” Serena.

Similarly, kchanise dismissed Venus’ colorblind response as the reason why she’s “not in the limelight” like Serena.

Meanwhile, Horned Serpent Heir tagged Venus and told her, “you’re better than this.” He added she was “too educated to use a phrase created by racist white people.”

But Obe1 was unsupportive of “the lame excuses.”

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