Naomi Osaka is one of the most important tennis players around and is certainly very influential in her country. Recently, the photos of beachwear of the Japanese tennis player with Haitian origins have made headlines, images that showed her shapes and that in the Japanese country has attracted many critics.
Through her social networks, she has launched a message to attack everyone who criticized her photos. Here are her words on Twitter: "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 beachwear to the pool. Why do you feel like you can comment on what I can wear?"
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
Naomi Osaka's criticisms of racism and her social media snapshot
Here is one of the shots that the tennis player has posted on her social networks and that has aroused many controversies.
Already in the past the Japanese tennis player has suffered attacks from several followers and local media because, in their opinion, sportsmen should not comment and be involved in politics.
It was the situation regarding human rights and criticisms of the Black Lives Matter movement.
In her social message, Osaka attacked: "This is a human rights issue, who has the right to speak more than me? So if you work in IKEA are you allowed to speak only about GRONLID?" Naomi Osaka was the first tennis player of Asian or Haitian descent to be number 1 in the world.
She has won among others the Us Open of 2018 and the Australian Open of 2019. Now before the Pandemic the tennis player has dropped and is currently in tenth position in the WTA circuit. In 2019 Osaka collected € 37.4 million in prizes and sponsorships, thus breaking the previous record held by Maria Sharapova.
Osaka has lived and formed in the United States since she was only 3 years old. Not only did Osaka speak recently about the racism issue, but the young colleague Coco Gauff also gave a hand. In her career Naomi Osaka won the US Open 2018 and the Australian Open 2019, beating Serena Williams in New York and Petra Kvitova in Melbounre.
In total, in career she won 5 title, among them also the two Premie Mandatory of Indian Wells, in 2018, and Beijing, in 2019.