Serena Williams made to headlines for her latest outburst at US Open Women’s final and was fined $17,000.
After all the drama Serena Williams did at the US Open Women’s final and called umpire Carlos Ramos a “thief” and stealing thunder from the first time Japanese winner Naomi Osaka, she is still in headlines as newspaper is not giving up anytime soon.
Serena Williams Should Be Ashamed Of Stealing Japanese Winner Naomi Osaka’s Thunder And Calling Umpire Carlos Ramos A ‘Thief’
Australia based newspaper Herald Sun have been drawing heat after a cartoonist stirred racist wheel, knowingly or unknowingly! This is not at a cool thing.
Editorial cartoonist Mark Knight of the Australian newspaper the Herald Sun felt so good when his cartoon was published in newspaper, knowing very little that it will receive flake from J.K. Rowling and other celebrities for his racist drawing. Mark Knight posted it on his Twitter account early Monday morning.
— Mark Knight (@Knightcartoons) September 10, 2018
He drew the greatest athletes of all time, Serena Williams like a monster hulk baby with big lips, boobs and nose. Not just that, there is pacifier seen on the ground where Serena is seen stamping on her racquet.
The racist cartoon depicting Serena Williams doesn’t stop here. There is also Japanese-Haitian based Naomi Osaka in the cartoon, who beat Williams on Saturday. She is depicted in a good human posture with busty look, engaged talking with umpire(Carlos Ramos) who is asking Naomi “Can’t you just let her win?” This clearly implies that umpire is intending to say that Serena is angry mumma so let her win OR he is saying Naomi let Serena win though she doen’t deserve it.
The cartoonist and the newspaper is receiving heat from athletes and celebs on twitter for being racist and sexist.
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. https://t.co/YOxVMuTXEC
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 10, 2018
About as subtle as Fran Drescher’s voice ??♀️ https://t.co/VM23b4XnlI
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 10, 2018
Did you mean for this to come off as racist as it does? Because it was a punch to the gut. Felt like I was looking at an archived cartoon from the 1930s. Wow…. just, yeah…. wow. Whatever point you were trying to make, you revealed a WHOLE LOT more about you, than Serena
— Pam Keith (@PamKeithFL) September 10, 2018
This cartoon is a great example of the modern day Jim Crow mentality that Black American women face in this country. To malign her features like she is a monster and make everyone else human, is in fact dehumanizing. This is appalling and inherently racist.
— #MommyFab [project] – Fabulously Imperfect ??? (@EfabulousHB) September 10, 2018
This is today's cartoon in the Australia's Herald Sun by Mark Knight. This is one of most overtly racist drawing I have seen in my life outside of the Jim Crow art in the U.S. From the jiggaboo caricature of Serena Williams to the white-washed depiction of Naomi Osaka.
— Shaina McGahee ✊???✊? (@smac0905) September 10, 2018
You couldn’t be more racist if you tried – and you reeeeeaaally tried. Using those classic sambo tropes- enlarged lips, overexaggerated body parts to depict Serena as hyper masculine- next time just use an old ad from the 1800s- no one would notice the difference in your racism
— Skipperdee (@Skipperdee2015) September 10, 2018
Whatever you think of the Serena Williams situation, I think we can all agree that this cartoon is disgusting. Erasing Naomi Osaka’s blackness alongside a grossly racialised caricature of Serena, invoking racist stereotypes, is obscene. https://t.co/Z09T7rt5tt
— Anna Kessel (@Anna_Kessel) September 10, 2018
I wish I could say I was surprised but given Australia’s racist history to people of color and natives, this just fits right in. This is a tone deaf cartoon that ignores clear double standards that exist in tennis and instead use the old angry black woman trope as poor humor.
— Head Wakandan Chef Extrordinare (@ChefBoyO) September 10, 2018
It’s 2018 how is this cartoon considered ok? This is going back to the early Disney racist disgusting characterizations of Black People. Just dehumanizing. Then, he made #NaomiOsaka into a white girl with blonde hair ? This is not just an insult to #Serena but to all Black Women https://t.co/WRcQz5BDR4
— Etan Thomas (@etanthomas36) September 10, 2018
Australia just earned themselves a best spot for being racist, as another racist cartoon of Serena Williams from Paul Zanetti, Australia is surfacing on twitter.
Just Don't Do It
— Zanetti Cartoons (@ZanettiCartoons) September 9, 2018
This cartoonist combined Nike’s controversy ad featuring Colin Kaepernick with Serena William holding a sign board and trying to win the match playing racist and and sexist card. It clearly means that Serena Williams is trying to make a PR move and Nike is approaching her for Nike’s brand image.
Absolutely not a good move. Till now, not a cartoonist nor a newspaper have taken down Serene William’s racist cartoon.