B1 TV host Radu Banciu stated that tennis icon Serena Williams “looks exactly like one of those monkeys at the zoo with the red asses…”
What We Know:
- He continued his hateful tirade by stating that “if monkeys wore trousers, they’d look exactly like Serena Williams does on the court…”
- This is not the first time that Banciu has made racist and sexist comments. He has been reprimanded in the past for calling Moldovan women “lazy whores.” During that insatcnes, he was still allowed to keep his job.
- The National Council for Combating Discrimination, based in the Romanian capital Bucharest, has since fined Banciu the U.S. equivalent of $1,875 for his terrible remarks, but apparently he will keep his job.
- The council stated that Banciu’s comment “represents discrimination and violates the right to dignity…The governing board shows that slavery of people of color was based, among other things, on their comparison with monkeys. As a result, such statements express a form of extreme racism.”
Williams deserves an apology.