Struggle of the modern black woman: part 2

16 September, 2018, 14:00 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Serena Williams had a massive fallout with the chair umpire Carlos Ramos at the US Open 2018 Final

"To argue the Williams drawing is racist is an attempt to defeat cartooning - and satire - with a politically-correct barrage".

"I think these days, I don't think you can, it's called punching down", he said. "But I'm a cartoonist and I comment on all topics".

Others have pointed out that Osaka was portrayed as petit woman with jet blonde straight hair, while in reality she has dark curly hair with blonde streaks and is taller than Williams.

The newspaper's editor, Damon Johnston, backed Knight, also charging Williams had a "tantrum" at the US Open.

'I think freedom of speech is so important...

It's entirely possible to be critical of Serena Williams' outburst and hold her accountable for her behavior without debasing her and crossing a line that many find offensive. She disputed the ruling saying cheating "is the one thing I've never done, ever". You are the best player at the end of this event and because of the turn of events with the crowd and the booing and everything, it wasn't the way - that was the outcome I was referring to.

"I don't like the look of it".

Knight told the newspaper that his cartoon was a reference to Williams's behavior. "Mark Knight's a man of the greatest character-proud he's in our paper", said Herald Sun Sunday Editor Nick Papps. "I drew her as this powerful figure, which she is, she's strongly built".

The Herald Sun has also backed Knight in the face of global criticism.

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Knight's widely panned cartoon was published on Tuesday, and the Herald Sun defended Knight with a front page the next day that said: "Welcome To PC World".

He claimed Knight's creation had "nothing to do with gender or race".

Ohanian has taken aim at the Herald Sun over the controversial cartoon. "It rightly mocks poor behaviour by a tennis legend..."

Johnston was dragged into the furore after he publicly defended Knight following widespread outrage when the cartoon reached the United States.

However, it was quickly slammed by critics around the world who compared the image to a Jim Crow-era representation of black women.

'She's interesting to draw.

An Australian newspaper has found itself at the centre of a race row over its cartoonist's depiction of Serena Williams and is doubling down on its support for the artist.

"Well done on reducing one of the greatest sportswomen alive to racist and sexist tropes and turning a second great sportswoman into a faceless prop", J.K. Rowling, the author of the famous Harry Potter series, tweeted. She then called him a "thief".

Comedian Kathy Griffin jumped in, as did Rapper Nicki Minaj on her Queen Radio show.

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