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Sport A Romanian TV show host has been accused of 'extreme racism' after saying Serena Williams looks like one of 'those monkeys at the zoo' live on air

19:50  19 september  2019
19:50  19 september  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Serena Williams et al. looking at the camera© Getty/YouTube/B1TV
  • A Romanian TV show host said Serena Williams looks like a "monkey" whilst live on air.
  • "Serena Williams looks exactly like one of those monkeys at the zoo with the red asses," said Radu Bancui whilst presenting the late evening show on B1 TV. "If monkeys wore trousers, they'd look exactly like Serena Williams does on the court."
  • Bancui has been fined $1,875 by the National Council for Combatting Discrimination (CNCD) who referred to his comments as "extreme racism."
  • Williams has been a victim of racial abuse on numerous occassions, including when she was the subject of a cartoon which depicted her as an angry baby with an oversized nose and lips.
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A Romanian TV show host said Serena Williams looks like "those monkeys at the zoo" while live on air.

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“ Serena Williams looks like those monkeys at the zoo with the red butt. If you put some pants over that butt, they look exactly as Serena Williams looks on court,” Banciu said on TV , according to Consequently, such statements represent a form of extreme racism ,” CNCD said in a press release.

Radu Bancui, 49, made the comment while hosting the late evening show on B1 TV.

"Serena Williams looks exactly like one of those monkeys at the zoo with the red asses," Bancui said, according to a translated press release from the National Council for Combating Discrimination (CNCD) in Bucharest.

"If monkeys wore trousers, they'd look exactly like Serena Williams does on the court."

Bancui has been fined $1,875 for the comments, however it does not appear that he will lose his job.

"The governing board shows that slavery of people of color was based, among other things, on their comparison with monkeys," reads the statement from the CNCD, translated by Insider's associate translation editor Ruqayyah Moynihan. "As a result, such statements express a form of extreme racism."

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“ Serena Williams looks like those monkeys at the zoo with the red butt. If you put some pants over that butt, they look exactly as Serena Williams looks on court,” Banciu said on TV . Banciu has been penalized with a fine of RON 8,000 (EUR 1 ,700) by the National Council for Combatting

“ Serena Williams looks like those monkeys at the zoo with the red butt. If you put some pants over that butt, they look exactly as Serena Williams looks on court,” Banciu said on TV , according to Consequently, such statements represent a form of extreme racism ,” CNCD said in a press release.

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This isn't the first time Williams has been subjected to racial abuse.

At the Sony Ericsson Championship in Miami in 2007, a heckling fan was removed for shouting: "That's the way to do it! Hit the net like any Negro would!" at her, according to The Washington Post.

Most infamously, after the US Open final in 2018, Australian newspaper The Herald Sun twice printed a cartoon depicting Williams as an angry baby with an oversized nose and lips.

Alex Ohanion, Williams' husband, branded the cartoon by Mark Knight "racist and misogynistic," however an Australian media watchdog ruled it not so, claiming the drawing merely showed Williams "in a highly animated tantrum."

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" Serena Williams looks like those monkeys at the zoo with the red butt," Banciu said on TV , according to CNCD (the National Council for Combatting "If you put some pants over that butt, they look exactly as Serena Williams looks on court." The CNCD was strong in its condemnation, saying

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