An Australia Herald Sun front page last week doubled down on cartoonist Mark Knight’s disturbing drawing depicting a wild Serena Williams throwing a tantrum at the U.S. Open. “Welcome to the PC World,” the headline taunted, along with “Satire Free Zone” encircled. Leaving no room for ambiguity, under the reprinted image of Williams were the words, “Vetoed: Large hair and lips, too angry.” The controversy comes after Knight’s depiction of Williams in the Herald Sun drew many complaints that it was overtly racist, resembling the Sambo cartoons of the Jim Crow era. Editor Damon Johnston is defending Knight, saying the cartoon was “not racist or sexist,” but “rightly mocks the poor behavior by a tennis legend.” OPINION Knight himself is either playing dumb or actually is dumb, saying he had “no knowledge of those cartoons or that period” — that widely known period of racism in America, which makes one question his qualifications to be a political satirist. This isn’t the first time Knight’s run into this particular criticism. He also drew fire for his depiction this year of black teenagers vandalizing a train station. Maybe these caricatures are just how he views blacks generally — as violent, untamed and… Read full this story
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