Serena Williams drew heavy speculation and criticism after her recent Instagram post.
Followers immediately noticed a change in the tennis superstar’s facial appearance and wondered whether her makeup was applied incorrectly or if she was bleaching her skin.
While some called out whichever makeup artist or photo editor who applied the look on Serena, many accused the winner of the most combined Grand Slam titles of gradually bleaching her skin. After various social media users posted memes and side-by-side photos of the Instagram post and older photos of Serena, the photo was deleted from her page.
Serena is married to reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and they have a three-year-old dauther Olympia.
Her face noticeably looks brighter in pictures that she has now deleted from her social media after the widespread backlash that Williams altered her appearance. As she sat in front of some greenery, Williams looks made up on that sunny day, showing off her legs and a pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes. Her face, however, is what caused the stir.