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Topless Serena Williams sparks internet stir – VIDEO

American tennis superstar Serena Williams caused an internet sensation on Sunday after she posted a video of herself topless in her campaign to create breast cancer awareness.

In the video, posted on her Instagram account for her over 9 million followers, the 37 year old covers her breasts with her hands as she sings a rendition of Australian band Divinyils 1991 hit song ‘I Touch Myself’ in support of Breast Cancer month.

Serena stated that she participated in the campaign to remind women to regularly check themselves.

“This Breast Cancer Awareness Month I’ve recorded a version of the Divinyls global hit ‘I Touch Myself’ to remind women to self-check regularly” read part of the caption to the video.

However the video of the star who last visited Kenya eight years ago elicited mixed reactions from her fans, many lauding her for her bravely support while others got cheeky and kinky.

One Ping Wa Mum wrote; Is this the same voice that roars on court?

Another cheeky comment from Hugh Mungus read; I am also touching myself, pants-less.


While another thought it was a PR stunt following the outburst she recently had with chair umpire during the US Open which put her on the spot

Nicholas Romanos; Yep this is damage control. Serena must have a great PR team

Aryu Sure: Typical damage control man, this world is so fake

M Musa; Okay let’s also look her better side. She made errors on and off the court yes she has a good message

Lucas Overhill; Where did here screaming at the ref voice go?

Nona Yobiz; Hope this helps to save lives

Othello; Serena has a decent voice. If the tennis gig doesn’t work out for her, maybe she could become a singer

Brigitte Reichardt; A simple apology would be more effecitive. You went too far girl

Camila Fernandes; Hahaha touch yourself cause I wouldn’t, not even with a barge pole

Felix Udoh; You are campaigning for breast cancer awareness but u still covered everything. Show us how beautiful your breast are

Jonas Jonhsson; How about raising awareness for cancerous behavior on court?

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This Breast Cancer Awareness Month I’ve recorded a version of The Divinyls global hit “I Touch Myself” to remind women to self-check regularly. _ Yes, this put me out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to do it because it’s an issue that affects all women of all colors, all around the world. Early detection is key – it saves so many lives. I just hope this helps to remind women of that. _ The music video is part of the I Touch Myself Project which was created in honor of celebrated diva, Chrissy Amphlett, who passed away from breast cancer, and who gave us her hit song to remind women to put their health first. The project is proudly supported by @BerleiAus for Breast Cancer Network Australia. _ Visit the link in my bio to find out more. #ITouchMyselfProject #BerleiAus #BCNA #DoItForYourself

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