Cape Town – Tennis star Serena Williams has become the latest victim of racial abuse after a Romanian TV host called her a monkey.
Radu Bancui, who presents a late-evening TV show for B1 TV in
Romania, was hit with the pretty paltry fine of €1 700 for comments he
made in which he compared Williams to a monkey.
“Serena Williams looks like those monkeys at the zoo with the red
butt,” Banciu said on TV, according to CNCD (the National Council for
“If you put some pants over that butt, they look exactly as Serena Williams looks on court.”
The CNCD was strong in its condemnation, saying in a press release: “Slavery was based, among other things, on comparing black people with
“Consequently, such statements represent a form of extreme racism.”