Naomi Osaka

Jan 12, 2020
Lol I can see this has the potential for becoming another Meghan Markle thread. I'm sort of fascinated by why and how some "celebrities" engender such passionate responses (positive or negative).

I don't mean to be snarky but who cares?

I mean I tend to save my energy and ire for people who hurt others in some way. Osaka (and Markle) only hurt themselves. She's a relatively young girl who seems to be going to through a tough time so I feel sorry for her. That costs me nothing.


Nov 14, 2017
I think it's worth noting that I don't think she has not said she is dealing with mental illness. In her original statement that she would not participate in press conferences, she said she long thought that they were not good for a players mental health. The press took the implication there and ran with it.

On a positive note - I realized when I googled to see her original statement just how much fashion publications cover her. The first article I found about the French Open issue was in Glamour. Remembering the days when Maria Sharapova was considered the beauty in tennis over other players like Venus, Serena, or even Lindsay Davenport, I do love that the fashion world is now doing more to recognize the beauty in a woman like Naomi. It's about time.
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Apr 6, 2007
The truth about celebrities is rarely what we are told. It's fun to look under the surface of glamour and fame and see what happens when the contradictions and reality emerge.