One thing should be made clear, Serena had a lapse in judgment.
Doesn’t matter the intent any time you say or do anything that can be interpreted as gang related it is going to get noticed.
Nothing goes unnoticed in our society anymore. Serena from her quotes knew what she was doing.
“Actually, there is a name,” she said of the dance. “But I don’t know if I — it’s inappropriate. It’s just a dance we do in California.”
If she knew it was inappropriate then she shouldn’t have done and is partially to blame for the storm that has arisen.
My belief is she was just being silly in the heat of moment. We all do and say things we immediately regret, but not many of us have millions watching our every move.
That is why it is important to have some perspective on things. In retrospect, I am sure she wish should would have done the Shoulder Lean, but in the grand scheme of things it really isn’t that serious.
Serena isn’t in a gang and the crip walk unfortunately in most states is just something kids do and has nothing to do with gang affiliations.
Mainstream media will start reaching, but to be blunt it was just a err in judgment and that is all.