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Editorial | Celebrities, athletes don’t owe people anything, especially when it comes to their mental health

Editorial | Celebrities, athletes don’t owe people anything, especially when it comes to their mental health

By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 2, 2021
These people are not one-dimensional entertainment machines, nor do they owe the public a thing — not even a press conference.
Serena Williams in action against the Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open at the the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Williams advanced, 6-4, 6-3. (Louis Lanzano/Sipa USA/TNS)

Serena Williams controversy mars U.S. Open

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 10, 2018
Serena Williams was mistreated by the umpire during the U.S. Open final — but it’s not surprising. These calls are a blatant attempt to stifle Williams’ success in a sport dominated by white men.
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