“Can you just let her win?” Says chairwoman Serena Williams’s opponent in the Australian Mark Knight’s big-pattered cartoon, while Williams lurks nervously, screaming at the tennis racket in the background.
Herald Sun, based in Melbourne, responded with this drawing to the news that the tennis player received a fine of $ 17,000 (or approximately $ 4.8 million) after playing the match against Japan’s Naomi Osaka and breaking off the striker Carlos Ramos.
The cartoon has fired the guards at many people, and on the Internet, many people have been harshly criticized and called Knight’s racialist. Among them are J. K. Rowling, a writer of Harry Potter books, who wrote a Twitter entry in which he was grateful to congratulate the creator for depicting “one of the most outstanding sports athletes today”.
Mark Knight, who had previously shared the cartoon with Twitter on Twitter, was trying to defend his work in a radio interview because of fierce arousal. He said the drawing was not offensive and he regretted that (and so many) misunderstood it in social media. “They say I’m racist, because I represented Serena as an African American woman. I drew it as a strong figure, as it is, “he said.
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Damon Johnston, editor of Herald Sun, also defended Knight on Twitter. According to his post, the cartoon is not racist, non-sexist, according to the genre, mocks the questionable behavior of a tennis legend. He added: “Mark Knight enjoys the full support of the editorial office.
Johnston, who stands next to Knight, then casts a really cool piece of oil into the fire, a tweet says that Herald Sun will make the cartoon on Wednesday’s cover page, with a similarly controversial joke, and the headline says: Hi, in the PC world!