Jamaican cultural commentator Barbara Blake Hannah has come under heavy fire from Jamaican social media users, for some comments she made in response to a tweet sent by female tennis superstar Serena Williams.
On Monday night Serena tweeted “It’s very weird for me to believe, I have a child. A Kid. I’m a Mom, a real Mom.”
Blake Hannah then responded to Serena by saying “Congrats on becoming a Mom, now be a real mother and stay home with your baby. Quit Tennis while you are a winner and give your daughter a mother.”
Blake Hannah has since been getting heavy backlash for her response to Serena with some social media users questioning her judgement, in believing Serena cannot continue a successful career and be a good mother at the same time.
Blake Hannah then defended her opinion by further stating that she believes “there is a growing age when the growing child needs Mom, and 3 months maternity leave is not enough, but 5-7 years would be ideal.” Blake Hannah plunged even deeper by also adding that Serena doesn’t need to play tennis forever because she has money and has a rich husband and should focus on not only raising her child but she can start the best tennis school to inspire black girls.