Naomi Osaka becomes first Haitian and Japanese woman on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, gets bullied for it
Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese woman and Black female athlete to appear on Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition cover.
Making history: Osaka, who is representing Japan in the Tokyo Olympics later this month, shared the historic cover for SI’s 2021 Swimsuit issue with rapper Megan Thee Stallion and activist Leyna Bloom, reported USA Today.
Sports Illustrated has named tennis superstar Naomi Osaka as one of its “Sportspersons of the Year” for 2020, making her the first Asian American woman to be bestowed the honor.
Star-studded line-up: The popular Japanese-Haitian athlete shares the honor with NBA icon Lebron James, WNBA star Breanna Stewart, as well as NFL idols Patrick Mahomes and Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff.
A part-time surveyor for the city of Dearborn, Michigan, is no longer working for the city as a result of the backlash he received for posting a racist comment on WXYZ Detroit’s Facebook post of a Muslim woman featured on Sports Illustrated.
The man in question, identified as Bill Larion, left a comment on the news channel’s Facebook post that says: “Cute picture should be on the cover Camels are us.”