Serena Williams Calls Out New York Times After It Used Photo Of Venus In Story About Her
Serena Williams is calling out the New York Times on Wednesday after the publication ran an article about her venture fund, but used a photo of her sister, Venus.
“No matter how far we come, we get reminded that it’s not enough,” Williams said on Twitter Wednesday (March 2). “This is why I raised $111M for @serenaventures. To support the founders who are overlooked by engrained systems woefully unaware of their biases. Because even I am overlooked.”
The story was about how Serena Williams raised $111 million for Serena Ventures, a new venture fund. The incorrect photo did not appear in the online version.
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Williams ended her tweet, saying “You can do better, @nytimes.”
The NYT Business Twitter account has since responded, taking responsibility for the “mistake.”
“This was our mistake,” the company tweeted. “It was due to an error when selecting photos for the print edition, and it did not appear online. A correction will appear in tomorrow’s paper.”