Serena Williams hasn’t commented on her friend and fellow tennis player Caroline Wozniacki’s impersonation of her at last weekend’s Roger Federer Tour in Sao Paolo, Brazil. But plenty of folks are doing the talking for her after video of the send-up surfaced online — with some calling the prank racist.
The gag, which involved Wozniacki padding her skirt and top, didn’t bring the 22-year-old Danish tennis player any luck in her match either, as she ultimately lost to Maria Sharapova.
“It was all in good fun as Serena is one of her closest friends on tour,” Wozniacki’s rep tells ABCNews.com.
But much like Twitter commenters, the ladies of “The View” were divided on whether the joke was racist or harmless.
“I know they are friends, but still, inside it does something to me, because we’ve been made fun of for so long for different parts of our bodies,” co-host Sherri Shepherd says Tuesday. “And to see Serena Williams reduced to this, I don’t like it.”
Co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck responds, “I think this is inside stuff that they always do.”
Check out video of Wozniacki’s most recent impersonation of Williams below.
Do you think it’s racist or harmless?