Tennis-champion Serena Williams fikk et raserianfall da hun ble irettesatt av dommeren unde US Open. Det foregikk for åpent kamera og den australske tegneren Mark Knight tegnet at denne stjernen ikke tålte å tape. Da påberopte hun seg at hun er kvinne og sort. Mange støttet henne, bl.a Harry Potter-forfatter Rawling.

The facts don’t matter, of course, and Serena Williams turned the whole thing into a statement on race and gender. Almost in unison, with a few exceptions, the left threw their collective hands in the air and joined in on Williams’ temper tantrum.

That’s the abbreviated version of events which brings us back to Mark Knight’s cartoon.

In the face of the accusations of sexism and racism, Knight told the Australia Broadcasting Corporation, «When I watched the U.S. Open, I was sitting there like everybody else, and I saw a world number 1 tennis player have a huge hissy fit and spit the dummy. That’s what the cartoon is about, her poor behavior on the court. Nothing to do with gender or racism at all.» His Twitter account has since disappeared, likely a result of the backlash from the cartoon.

Cartoonist Called ‘Sexist’ and ‘Racist’ for Depicting Serena Williams’ Temper Tantrum

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