Australian cartoonist Mark Knight has had to step up and defend his cartoon in Australia’s Herald Sun, which depicted a rather accurately large Serena Williams kicking up a tantrum over her loss against Naomi Osaka in the US Open; a newcomer on the scene whom is a Hatian-Japanese tennis player that beat Williams fair and square in the final.
Unless you been living under a rock in recent days, you will have seen Serena Williams’ antics berating the umpire, and claiming that he cheated her out of one single point (which cost her a game), which wouldn’t have made a difference in the first place, since Osaka would’ve beat Williams in any case. Now, Serena Williams has been shown to be an incredibly sore loser, even ruining the moment for Naomi Osaka, 20, in winning her first major tennis championship.
Leftists such as Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, and other deranged PC folk, have since claimed that an apt cartoon by Mark Knight that was published in Australia’s Herald Sun that depicts Williams’ loss to Naomi Osaka, was indeed “racist”, even though she’s also a woman of colour, which makes it all the more confusing.
For Serena Williams’ three violations in the US Open final, she has been fined a total of $17,000, but the backlash against Mark Knight’s cartoon seems to be all the more important than Williams’ bad behaviour. For the backlash that Mr. Knight received for his cartoon, he rightly said in response, “The world has gone crazy.”
We couldn’t agree more, but politically correct leftists and celebrity cabal supporters want Serena Williams, 36, to win the sympathy vote, prompting a celebrity filled racial fun fest over Twitter, with many so-called stars coming-out to play the game of: “That’s racist!”
Large derriere aficionado and pop star cartoon character, Nicki Minaj, branded Mark Knight the “c***sucker of the day”.
Mark Knight commented on drawing Williams, “She’s great to draw, she’s a powerful figure, she’s strongly built.”
The editor of the Australian Herald Sun, Damon Johnson, said this about Knight’s cartoon: “A champion tennis player had a mega tantrum on the world stage. It had nothing to do with gender or race.”
Executive Chairman of News Corp Australasia, Michael Miller, wrote on Twitter: “Criticism of Mark Knight’s Serena Williams cartoon shows the world has gone too PC & misunderstands the role of news media cartoons and satire. Poor behaviour in any sport needs to be called out.”
J.K. Rowling was quick to tweet, “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.”
Meanwhile, crappy comedian and wannabe presidential decapitator, Kathy Griffin, showed her trailer trash class again by tweeting at Knight, calling him “a ‘racist piece of s***”, and that he should “just change your name to KKK cartoons.”
In the midst of the backlash, one commentator said the cartoon was “not even racist”, stating on Twitter, “This cartoon, by the very clever Mark Knight, is not even racist towards Serena Williams or anyone Soooo… $100 to ANYONE who can #changemymind.”
Some people have even compared Mark Knight’s cartoon to those cartoons made popular during the Jim Crow era.
Mark Knight defended his cartoon to radio station 3AW by stating: “It’s a cartoon about poor behaviour. It’s nothing to do with race.”
Let’s face it! The Serena Williams meltdown, which included calling the umpire Carlos Ramos “a thief”, garnered her a penalty for verbal abuse and tarnished the US Open final.
Carlos Ramos accused Serena Williams’ of being “coached from the box” by her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, during the final, which he even admitted to after the match.
Naomi Osaka said after the match, “In my dreams, I won a very tough, competitive match. I just felt very emotional and I felt like I had to apologize.”
So there you have it! What was so racist about Mark Knight’s cartoon? We will never know, but it does seem like a horde of people have taken offence to the depiction of her in the cartoon, even though, the most logical of people would’ve found it quite accurate and funny.
It just goes to show that the politically correct “thought police” on Twitter are here, and will vehemently deny any wrongdoing whilst being able to use the popular modern-day slur of “that’s racist!”, as well as use words, such as “c*cksucker” and “piece of sh*t” in order to express their countering views on race.
Story by The Narrator
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