Texas A&M coach Sydney Carter hits back at criticism for wearing leather pants and heels to game
An assistant coach of the Texas Agricultural and Mechanical women's basketball team has faced tons of backlash for the outfit she wore to a game. However, she also received love and support when she said she will continue to "be herself".
In response to the critics, Sydney Carter, who wore a pair of pink leather pants and heels to the game, said, "I'm unapologetically myself every day, I could care less if anybody thinks that I'm being extra. I'm not gonna turn my light off because somebody else is offended or intimidated by the fact that I embrace myself."
This 31-year-old assistant coach strongly believes that race plays a vital role in the criticism. She told Yahoo, "I just think that people are uncomfortable with a black woman being in a power position. When you see a black woman who is actually confident and embracing herself, I think that that's very intimidating."
The drama started when Carter took to Twitter to share some visuals from the game. She was dressed in a pair of tight pink leather pants with a white turtle neck, clear heels, and a pink colored breast cancer awareness pin towards her right.
In response to the haters, Carter shared another tweet where she said, "Thank you to everyone for your support and kind words over the last few days. Representation matters. As a Black woman in coaching, I take pride in showing that people who look like me don't have to diminish our light to appeal to others, whose opinions never mattered anyway." The assistant coach added, "I will continue to unapologetically be myself, apply pressure, and show that Black women can express our individuality while doing our jobs at a high level."
Users showered support as they said, "You wear whatever you feel comfortable with that pink on you.. got you looking extra rich.. with your fine self..coachlicious.."
You wear whatever you feel comfortable with that pink on you.. got you looking extra rich.. with your fine self..— Rebel 00 (@Rebel0086915671) February 12, 2022
Another added, "There was nothing wrong with what you had on. It's not like you had a short skirt with 6-inch heels on. Whoever was appalled by what you had on is envious."
There was nothing wrong with what you had on. It's not like you had a short skirt with 6-inch heels on. Whoever was appalled by what you had on is envious.— Mrs. Beebody 🐝 (@MrsBeebody) February 12, 2022