“It was misunderstood by many people,” Tsitsipas defends himself against criticisms of being 'Sexist' and 'Misogynist'

Thursday, 04 July 2024 at 22:00
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Stefanos Tsitsipas defended himself against criticisms following a social media video that sparked accusations of sexism and misogyny. The Greek player recently shared a controversial video on Instagram, in which a woman glorified gender stereotypes.
After a smooth debut win against Taro Daniel, the world No. 11 faces Emil Ruusuvuori on Thursday in the second round of Wimbledon, aiming for a spot in the third round.

Tsitsipas faces backlash for controversial gender stereotype video

Tsitsipas responded in an interview with the Greek media outlet SDNA, addressing the controversy that arose after he shared a video on social media of a woman praising gender stereotypes while showing images of her life with her husband.
“Men and women are not the same, and that is a blessing. He provides and protects, I multiply. He is the head of the family, I am the heart. He provides the shelter, I give it a heartbeat. He provides the ingredients, I make the meal,” she stated in the video.
This is not the first time Tsitsipas has faced criticism on a similar issue. In 2022, he tweeted about 'modern feminism,' which also upset some people on social media. This time, Tsitsipas defended himself against accusations of misogyny and sexism that he received on Twitter: "My intentions were completely different than what people saw," the former world No. 3 said.
“I’m a very romantic person and I like videos and art in general that has to do with something beautiful and striking. And I saw it from that perspective, I didn’t see it in a sexist or misogynistic way, as it was seen by a lot of people.”
"I would say I was wrong, I shouldn’t have shared something like that because it was misunderstood by many people. And it has happened before that I’ve shared something on Twitter and realised after two hours that people could have seen it differently. I was wrong both times," Stefanos Tsitsipas concluded.

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