Tiger Woods, who once reminded the world that he isn’t entirely a “Black” man, made it clear that he doesn’t mind reaping the benefits of racial stereotypes about African-American sexual prowess.
In a soon-to-be-published article in Vanity Fair magazine, which shows the world’s No. 1 golfer on the cover wearing nothing but a black beanie, writer Buzz Bissinger remembers Woods’ comments to GQ in 1997: "What I can't figure out is why so many good-looking women hang around baseball and basketball," Woods said in the GQ interview. "Is it because, you know, people always say that, like, [B]lack guys have big d**ks?"
The self-described “Cablinasian” didn’t stop there. Between flirting with a group of women on the set of the photo shoot with famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, Woods began rubbing the tips of his shoes together and asked them, “What is this?” After a moment of silence, he dropped the punch line: “It’s a Black guy taking off his condom.”
As we now know, Woods, 33, appeared to have exploited such sexual stereotypes to the hilt. The list of blond-haired, White women who were enamored with – and ensnared by – the top athlete of the decade grows daily.
Meanwhile, unsubstantiated reports surfaced earlier this week that Woods is undergoing treatment for sexual addiction.
The Vanity Fair edition featuring Woods hits newsstands in February.