Australian Open Fans Wearing Black Face In Support of Serena Williams

Two female fans at the Australian Open were caught on camera wearing black face, seemingly in support of Serena Williams. As wild and crazy as the fans are at the Australian Open, it’s pretty strange to see fans of Serena completely unaware that black face is “frowned upon.”

Does that kind of awareness not exist in Australia? I mean, that is a serious shade of black paint on her face. I thought it was a mask on the woman on the right at first, but nope–the glare is from her¬†glasses.

There's a Serena Williams fan in the crowd … wearing blackface. #AusOpen
Russell Brown (@publicaddress) January 28, 2016

As to why¬†they’re both wearing yellow, Serena’s been rocking some fierce yellow outfits in celebration of the Australian Open.


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