Barbara Blake Hannah Under Fire For Serena Williams Comments

by September 19th, 2017

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.

  • Donovan Moore

    The thin skinned critics can be offended all they want to be. There is an offensive irritation about TRUTH when it disturbs some people, that deep within their consciences, the truth stands against their practise. Due to current ‘liberated’ and so-called progressive trends women are faced with the conflicting dilemma of being mothers and career women simultaneously…That reality does not change the fact that a child especially needs his or her mother at 0 to 7 years.