Serena Williams: Built Like a Monster Truck?

A story in Rolling Stone magazine compares the athlete's body to the oversized vehicle.

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Serena Williams (Ben Gabbe/Stringer/Getty Images)

According to an article in the Huffington Post, a Rolling Stone magazine cover story on Serena Williams compares her figure to that of a monster truck. "Sharapova is tall, white and blond, and, because of that, makes more money in endorsements than Serena, who is black, beautiful and built like one of those monster trucks that crushes Volkswagens at sports arenas ... "

A little offensive, no? Writer Julee Wilson didn't seem too pleased.

We're sure the magazine was trying to be complimentary to the 31-year-old's superior athleticism but it borders on rude, dehumanizing and insensitive.

In HBO's 2008 documentary "The Black List, Vol. 1" Serena opened up about her disappointment in that type of comparison when she explained that her physical domination was always being credited for her success, rather than her mental and strategic prowess. That certainly takes a toll. And like any woman, Serena has dealt with body image issues over the years.

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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