GQ Named Serena Williams “Woman” Of The Year & WTF Were They Thinking?

It looks like GQ just found themselves in some serious shit. On Monday, the magazine announced its annual Men of the year honorees which included everyone from Michael B. Jordan, Jonah Hill, Henry Golding along with one woman of the year—Serena Williams. This should be great news, right? Well, it is only GQ messed up

Photo: Wikimedia/Edwin Martinez

Photo: Wikimedia/Edwin Martinez

A research manager for the magazine named Mick Rouse took to Twitter to “explain” the decision behind the quotations and honestly—it’s not good enough. He claims that the only reason why quotations were added is because it was hand-written and designed by Virgil Abloh who is known for styling everything in quotation marks. Regardless, this is why context is so important. Considering what Williams’ has had to endure in regards to her constantly questioned femininity the smart thing to do would have been to leave quotations out of this.

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