“She is Already Feeling Traumatized”: American Actress Taraji Henson Defends Naomi Osaka After French Open Furor
Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from the Wimbledon Championships has caused a major stir in the tennis world. Not only has it created news stories in the tennis world, but also shook the world, as celebrities from all fields react to it. The fans have given their opinion, and World No.2 has faced backlash from them. However, Taraji Henson has spoken in support of Naomi Osaka, and backed her decision.
Taraji Henson was a guest on the Access Hollywood’s show and chatted with host Scott Evans about her upcoming role. She will be hosting the BET Awards, taking place on the 27th of June. The Hollywood actress was completely in favor of Naomi’s decision to not play in the upcoming tournaments.
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Celebrities speaking in support of Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open, after her first-round win over Patricia Tig. She walked away from a mandatory post-match press conference, citing mental health issues as her reason. She faced backlash for this decision. Olympic Gymnast, Gabby Douglas, was one of the athletes who spoke in support of Osaka. She revealed that she had to go through such a phase as well, in 2016.
Taraji Henson spoke about the issue on the Access Hollywood show, with Scott Evans. “Because of a backlash, you see. She is taking care of herself, why is that an issue? Why are we speaking on it? We should give her the space to do that. Just speaking on it, is traumatizing. She is already feeling traumatized, and now everybody gets to pick a part and say “why” and this and that,” said Henson when asked about the Osaka issue.
Henson also sympathized with Osaka, as a result of experiencing the same thing. She has been in that position, and she does feel it is fair to be in that position. She believes that every person deserves a chance to speak up for himself/herself and the situation is blown out of proportion.
Naomi Osaka pulled out of the major events this summer, as a result of her mental health issues. She is currently the World No.2 in the WTP rankings. As an athlete, it is not easy to manage everything. As Osaka is speaking up about these issues, the whole world should condemn this and support her. More athletes are needed to raise awareness about this issue.
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