The Herald Sun Defends Cartoonist Who Mocked Serena Williams With Racist Drawing (UPDATE)

The Herald Sun Defends Cartoonist Who Mocked Serena Williams With Racist Drawing (UPDATE)

Replace: 9/11/2018 11:46 a.m. EST

Mark Knight has deleted his Twitter account after sharing a racist cartoon of Serena Williams that resulted in a extreme backlash aimed toward him. His employer, The Herald Sun, is now defending its employees illustrator, implying with its new cowl that reactions to the caricature are an indication of political correctness gone too far.  Take a look at the quilt under.

Study extra about Knight and the illustration in query under.

Authentic Put up: 9/10/2018 10:04 a.m. EST

Australian cartoonist Mark Knight is justifying his ignorance after being known as out for a racist and sexist caricature of tennis famous person Serena Williams.

The editorial cartoonist for the Herald Sun in Melbourne, Australia, mocks Williams’ controversial loss to Naomi Osaka throughout Saturday’s U.S. Open remaining by portraying the athlete with an exaggerated face and physique, stomping on her tennis racket with a pacifier on the bottom. He insinuates she threw a childlike tantrum whereas contesting she didn’t obtain unlawful teaching and demanding an apology from umpire Carlos Ramos. The drawing additionally portrays Osaka, who’s of Haitian and Japanese descent, as a blond White lady.

Harry Potter writer J.Ok. Rowling felt the drawing diminished “one of many biggest sportswomen alive to racist and sexist tropes,” and turned “a second nice sportswoman right into a faceless prop.” ESPN’s Jemele Hill known as the racism “about as delicate as Fran Drescher’s voice.”

“Don’t carry gender into it when it’s all about conduct,” Knight tweeted shortly after being known as out for the illustration.

Knight then shared a earlier cartoon he drew about male participant Nick Kyrgios receiving a “pep speak” after sulking throughout a event. It exhibits a male official chatting with Kyrgios, however the official within the subsequent panel, holding Kyrgios by the ear, is a girl.

Many really feel as if the second cartoon really reinforces Williams’ level that males are handled in a different way, as she was fined $17,000 for 3 code violations throughout Saturday’s remaining, in accordance with TMZ.

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