When Serena Williams broke out the crip walk after winning gold at the Olympics, my immediate reaction was a chuckle. But then I thought about it for a second and came to the realization that she would have to answer questions, based on the origins of the dance.
We’re nearly a month removed from that, and people are still asking Serena about it. Understandably, she’s tired of being asked and I can’t blame her. I don’t think it’s as big a deal as it has been made out to be. The dance is so mainstream that if Justin Beiber did it in a video, many wouldn’t bat an eye. That doesn’t excuse Serena, however, because there’s a time and place for everything. And that was neither the time, nor place.
Fast forward to the 4:25 mark: