August 3, 2021

Gene Simmons (Kiss) and Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) publicly support tennis player Naomi Osaka


June 3, 2021 12:00 pm
Posted by Redacción –

Rock always responds before injustices, come from the field they come, and this time we talk about the world of sports, since the tennis player Naomi Osaka has had to withdraw from Roland Garros given the pressure of the tournament not to go ahead with his decision not to hold press conferences after the games, a decision that had mental health reasons with anxiety and depression as protagonists.

The beginning of the story comes with Osaka’s refusal to attend to the media after having suffered episodes of depression that began after his victory in the US Open 2018, which initially resulted in a fine of 12300 euros by the Roland Garros organization.

The French tournament, which is currently being played, marks the press conferences of its participants as mandatory, and Osaka’s refusal was met with the aforementioned fine and the notice that if it persisted in its decision, it would have more sanctions that could arrive upon his expulsion from the tournament. Given this situation, the tennis player has decided to retire, commenting that “It will take time away from the pitch”, and what do you expect that taking this step “Everyone can refocus on tennis continuing in Paris”.

They have not been slow to raise voices of support for Naomi, who has found support in the form of statements on social networks by Gene Simmons, bass and voice of Kiss, O Flea, bassist of Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Short, clear and direct messages can be read in the accounts of these musicians. “Naomi Osaka manda”, in the case of Flea, and “I support Naomi Osaka”, by Simmons. Supportive messages that have helped to focus attention on the importance of mental health problems such as depression or anxiety, which have long been taken so lightly in today’s society.

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