Tennis star Naomi Osaka has a message for people criticizing photos of her in a bikini that she posted on social media.
The two-time Grand Slam champion, 22, shared a series of swimsuit photos earlier this month that she said drew negative remarks from certain commenters.
Osaka took to Twitter to address the shaming and call out those who felt empowered to comment on her appearance.
I just wanna say it’s creeping me out how many people are commenting @ me to maintain my “innocent image” and “don’t try to be someone your not”. You don’t know me, I’m 22, I wear swimsuits to the pool. Why do you feel like you can comment on what I can wear?
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) July 26, 2020
“I just wanna say it’s creeping me out how many people are commenting @ me to maintain my ‘innocent image’ and ‘don’t try to be someone your not,’” she wrote. “You don’t know me, I’m 22, I wear swimsuits to the pool. Why do you feel like you can comment on what I can wear?”
Plenty of fans came to Osaka’s defense.
“Like she said, you don’t know her,” one supporter commented on her Twitter post. “How about saying ‘you’re one of the best in your sport and you’re proud and confident of the way you look. I want my daughter to also be proud of the way she looks and work hard for her dreams like Naomi did and does.’”
“You’re so strong and incredible!!” another Twitter fan wrote. “Please don’t listen to anyone who says those things. They don’t even know you! Who are they to judge you or try to control what you do? Sending good vibes your way, I really look up to you!!”
UPCOMING TOP EVENTS!
Ghana’s leading fashion event Accra Fashion Week is scheduled for 7-11 December 2022 following their 5th-year celebration last year in 2021. Accra Fashion Week is a platform for African designers that can be compared to fashion weeks across the major capitals. It aims to fill the void which sees tremendous creativity and culture across the continent with the absence of an operating fashion infrastructure.
The epic event took place at Ghana Dubai in Accra, and saw models march down the steps from the Kwame Nkrumah Monument whilst being followed by a spotlight, before circulating the central fountains. Memories of the exciting night still give chills as guests revisit the experience on youtube.
However, rest assured that 2022 is going to be even more exciting with greater performances and an upgraded designer collection. FashionGHANA.com is sure to bring you the exclusives we did on www.FashionGHANA.com/TV. All last year’s shows are available to watch on youtube. Designer’s registration is ongoing on the AccraFashionWeek.org website.
As we embark on another year of celebrating African culture, our theme for 2022 is “Afrofuturism.” This term was created to explore the developing intersection of cultural aesthetic, philosophy of science, and philosophy of history as it relates to the African Diaspora. During this year’s events, Afrochella will bring “Afrofuturism” to life through fashion, food, art and music. In 2019, the African Diaspora returned home to the continent for the “Year of Return.” This year, we will explore the endless possibilities of what “Afrofuturism” could look like in 2022 and beyond.
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#AfroNation is an all-inclusive music and arts festival meant to celebrate and eulogize African culture across various continents, not just Africa.
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