“We Kind of Concentrate on Negative Things”- Naomi Osaka Opens up on Toxic Behaviour on Social Media

Published 04/10/2020, 12:17 PM EDT


The Japanese ace Naomi Osaka spoke about the impact of social media in her life, and she shared her perspective on it. Earlier, she was into the negative aspects of it, now she has takes the positives from social media.

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A few weeks ago, she tweeted: “You know what I wanna say thank you guys and hope you’re having a good day today. I’ve been focusing so much on the negative side of social media. I forget there are actually positive people on these apps too. Love you.”

Recently, she was in conservation with Tennis Channel. The Japanese mentioned social media as a  medium to connect with her fans. However, World Number 10 Osaka revealed it doesn’t bring anything good.

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Naomi Osaka

“I feel like we kind of concentrate on negative things and not too much on positive things. In the end, I hope everyone had a good day, and not too much negativity in the area or the space of being,” Naomi Osaka said.

“For me, I just use it to connect my fans. Honestly, at this point in time, it doesn’t benefit me at all, like mentally. I just catch up with the interaction that I can get with my fans,” she added.

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Naomi Osaka on her ethnicity and nationality

On Friday, Osaka clarified the difference between nationality and ethnicity. She often receives questions, based on the two topics. She calls herself to be “black and Asian” as she was born to a Japanese mother and Haitian father.

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Also, she decided to give up her American citizenship in 2019 in order to represent Japan at the Tokyo Olympics. In compliance with Japan’s Nationality Act, the dual citizens choose a nationality by the age of 22.

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Mahalakshmi Murali

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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.

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