Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Cartoonist Mark Knight hits back after he is slammed for his 'racist' cartoon of Serena Williams

An Australian cartoonist who was slammed online after publishing a 'racist' cartoon of Serena Williams after her US Open final defeat has hit back at his critics.

Herald Sun editorial cartoonist Mark Knight defended the controversial illustration, which was published in the Melbourne-based newspaper on Monday.

In lamenting 'the world's gone crazy', Knight said he simply made the drawing after witnessing 'the world's greatest tennis player spit the dummy'.     

'It's a cartoon about poor behaviour. It's nothing to do with race,' Knight told radio station 3AW

'I'm sorry it's been taken by social media and distorted so much.'

Knight said he had sought to reply to comments made by people on social media 'but they don't listen'.

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

The paper's editor, Damon Johnston, said Knight's cartoon had shown how 'a champion tennis player had a mega tantrum on the world stage'. 'It had nothing to do with gender or race,' he said in The Herald Sun.   



Stan B said...

The Herald Sun obviously does not understand that portraying black people behaving badly is racist! Time to send them to the re-education camps!

ScienceABC123 said...

If Serena Williams was better behaved, that cartoon wouldn't have been drawn...

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Why dont all those fools just go and beat there fat little heads against the wall if they feel so upset

Anonymous said...

This cartoon is a bit like a Rorschach test - people will see in it whatever they bring to it.

Anonymous said...

It just looks like an exaggerated depiction of her. I guess we can not depict Blacks as anything other than sweet innocent victims. A lot like they still only show Trayvon as a 12 yr old.