Australian newspaper prints racist cartoon about Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka

By Yahoo Sports

Serena Williams made headlines (and was fined $17,000) for her outburst over the officiating nightmare at the U.S. Open women’s final on Saturday. It was a polarizing moment, with Williams calling out the double standard for the conduct women’s tennis players and the inconsistent application of the rules. Now, days after the incident, a newspaper cartoonist from Australia has put his spin on it. And his spin is really, really racist.

The Herald Sun’s racist cartoon

Editorial cartoonist Mark Knight of the Australian newspaper the Herald Sun was so proud of his Serena Williams-U.S. Open cartoon, which was published in the newspaper, that he posted it on his Twitter account early Monday morning.

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If you’re wondering why he was proud, you’re not alone. He depicts Serena Williams, one of the greatest athletes of all time, as a racist stereotype, with a huge nose and big lips. She’s drawn like a Hulk baby, her strength and power twisted into infantile ugliness as she stomps on her racquet with a pacifier on the ground.

As if the racist depiction of Williams wasn’t enough, there’s more. Naomi Osaka, who beat Williams on Saturday, is Japanese-Haitian. But in the cartoon, she’s drawn as a busty, blonde white woman. And the only words in the cartoon are uttered by the umpire, who says “Can’t you just let her win?” That makes it seem like he played zero part in Saturday’s controversy, but it also implies that Williams needs to be “allowed” to win because she’s not talented enough or because she’s too “angry.”

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Duck Blind
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Duck Blind

Don’t worry, we’ll send Denis Rodman to help smooth things over.

Disco
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Disco

If Jim Carrey painted the same thing, but about a conservative, he would have been lauded all over the MSM

Janet
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Janet

Looks pretty accurate of what millions of people saw on Saturday…funny actually 🙂

Lizzy
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Lizzy

But if Jim Carrey paints the same kind of picture about a conservative, then all is well.

Smego
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Smego

How is this “racially” charged?

He is right
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That’s exactly what I saw when I watched the game.

David
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David

These cartoons are brilliant.

Darryl
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Darryl

So if that were a picture of Trump, would we apply the same charges?

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My compliments to the illustrator.

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