Noami Osaka has defended her appearances connected mag covers aft being accused of flaunting her marque since pulling retired of Roland Garros and Wimbledon owed to intelligence wellness issues.
Conservative commentator Megyn Kelly called retired the tennis prima connected societal media for appearing connected mag covers similar the 2021 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, contempt saying she was focusing connected her intelligence health.
The Twitter speech started erstwhile Kelly agreed with disapproval of Osaka gracing the beforehand of mags after refusing to talk to media astatine the French Open.
The erstwhile Fox big responded to a tweet from blimpish commentator Clay Travis that read: "Since saying she's excessively introverted to speech to the media aft tennis matches, Naomi Osaka has launched a world show, a Barbie, and present is connected the screen of the SI swimsuit issue."
Kelly, shared the tweet and added: "Let's not hide the screen of (& interrogation in) Vogue Japan and Time Mag!"
Osaka caught upwind of the swipe and responded to Kelly by explaining she had changeable her mag covers past year, earlier her much-publicised exit from Roland Garros..
"Seeing arsenic you're a writer I would've assumed you would instrumentality the clip to probe what the pb times are for magazines, if you did that you would've recovered retired I changeable each of my covers past year," she wrote to Kelly connected Twitter.
"Instead your archetypal absorption is to hop connected present and spew negativity, bash amended Megyn."
Following the response, Osaka, 23, blocked Kelly, sparking this from the journalist.
"Poor @naomiosaka blocked maine portion taking a changeable astatine maine (guess she's lone pugnacious connected the courts)," Kelly wrote successful a tweet. "She is seemingly arguing that she changeable her galore covers b/4 publically claiming she was excessively socially anxious to woody w/press. Truth is she conscionable doesn't similar Qs she can't control. Admit it."
The two-time US Open and Australian Open champion landed the screen of SI Swimsuit Issue with on with 2 different screen stars. She was besides connected the screen of Vogue Japan's August contented and graced the beforehand of Vogue Hong Kong's July 2021 integer issue.
The satellite No.2 was besides connected the screen of Time this period and wrote an effort astir her determination to retreat from Paris aft refusing to instrumentality portion successful quality conferences successful bid to support her intelligence health.
Osaka precocious came retired with a best-selling Barbie doll and besides had her Netflix documentary Naomi Osaka premiere July 16.
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