Naomi Osaka, a few hours after her arrival in Australia, where she is carrying out her preparation in quarantine in view of the tournaments that will start in late January and which will culminate with the Australian Open, from 8 to 21 February, is facing some controversy related to a post she shared on social media.
For days the controversy has raged for the difference in treatment reserved for the best tennis players of the ATP and WTA Tour compared to all the others. The first three of the ATP and WTA rankings, in fact, are carrying out the quarantine in Adelaide, with decidedly less strict rules, while all the others are Melbourne, where the State of Victoria has imposed very stringent restrictions.
Osaka, quarantined in Adelaide, posted a video on social media in which she shows herself calm and happy with her team of four people besides her, while in Melbourne, players can accompany each other, for only 5 hours a day, with al maximum one other person.
Naomi deleted the post, by now it was too late, and many fans have criticized the Japanese.
Naomi Osaka's other controversial social posts
Only during the Christmas time, the three-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka and her boyfriend Cordae posted a pic where they wear red-checkered pajamas during a comfortable flight.
The 23-year-old captioned the photo wishing a Merry Christmas in Japanese (Merii Kurisumasu - ed.), but this glimpse of her lifestyle angered many of her Twitter followers. Here are some comments that criticize Osaka's decision to fly private: "Another rich celebrity who displays wealth in a way that all their fans will never be able to reach.
This is the new norm, especially in America. The general perception is that wealth is equal to value, and is inserted into people's heads." Then another:" Happy Private Jet. America is dying." And another: "Wow private jets ...
I bet it's good for the environment." Of course, a large number of people also defended Osaka, saying that the Japanese tennis player should enjoy life and ignore the haters. Furthermore, some have commented that in this period, in the middle of the pandemic, if a person has the possibility to use private flights and not go to the airport to take scheduled flights where there are more people, it is a wise, careful choice she does not put her own life and that of others at risk.