She did it after shutting down Maria Sharapova in the Olympic women's tennis final. I agree with Mr. Whitlock. Serena Williams doing an infamous, bloodthirsty gang's best-known dance at the Olympics (at the Wimbledon club no less) was very inappropriate and ghetto. Also, wasn't it a Crip gang member who murdered her older sister?: "Predictably, the excuses for Serena Williams’ classless Olympics Crip Walk on the grounds of Wimbledon’s Centre Court poured in all weekend. Fear of appearing uncool, sexist or racist stops a healthy segment of America from ever criticizing the Queen of Tennis. And then there are Serena’s black defenders, the delusional hypocrites who believe the solution to racism is to respond to any indiscretion committed by an African-American with the same kind of irrational blind denial white bigots offer up in defense of their unfairness."
He continues his commentary about Serena's controversial show of sportsmanship: "Serena deserved to be criticized and she should’ve immediately apologized. Wimbledon isn’t the place to break out a dance popularized by California Crip gang members. She knows it. That’s why she got embarrassed when asked by reporters to reveal the name of the dance. Crip Walking inside an NBA arena that is routinely filled with the sounds of edited versions of popular gangsta rap songs is different from Crip Walking at Wimbledon. That fact has nothing to do with race. It has to do with tradition and atmosphere. Wimbledon is a sports church, falsely prim, proper and respectful."
Mr. Whitlock believes her action was premeditated: "Saturday was Serena’s justifiable F-U revenge at Wimbledon. She was going to complete her Golden Slam and give the snobs at Wimbledon a taste of the Compton girl they fear. She tried to play the game Wimbledon’s way -- practicing her curtsy years ago -- and the old stodgy place rejected her [by not allowing her to play on Centre Court, per tradition for the reigning champion]. So, with the world watching and Venus giggling in the stands, Serena cracked a joke on Wimbledon. It was a mistake. It boomeranged into a joke on Serena. It became a moment that overshadowed the brilliance of her destruction of Sharapova. Rather than deflect the justifiable criticism aimed her direction with silly false equivalencies, we should demand that Serena not do dumb (spit) that gets in the way of people recognizing her greatness."