Tennis star Serena Williams was forced to remove a half-naked picture of herself hours after she used it as her avatar on Twitter after a loud protest online.
The 29-year-old Williams initially put the saucy snap of her posing in high heels and wearing matching lingerie last Thursday.
Many online tweeters criticized the sports star for being irresponsible after the recent incident when a man was arrested for stalking her on the social networking site.
Some online sporting websites were also puzzled about Williams’ plain recklessness.
“It’s a sexy photo, she looks great and it’s not pornographic. To be honest, I would actually find it to be somewhat artistic if it weren’t for the serious business of stalking women,” the Daily Mail reported Greg Couch of The Sporting News as writing.
“What was her message anyway? What was she trying to say? Just this: Look at me. Instead, what she was saying was this: Peep at me, but don’t stalk me. Huh?
“Someone must have gotten to her and suggested something about common sense and hypocrisy,” he added.
Patenema Ouedraogo, accused of stalking Williams and arrested outside of her Florida home earlier this month, had said he knew where the tennis star was all of the time because of her twitter updates.