Tuesday, 11 September 2018

The cartoon is circulated online that represents Williams having a tantrum and breaking his racket is "racist"

Tennis superstar Serena Williams has made headlines this week after a dispute over her final US Open match against Naomi Osaka.

The 36-year-old American athlete received an initial warning during the game of illegal coaching by his coach Patrick Mouratoglou, who admitted later.

The game then fell into chaos as he was handed a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the referee, Carlos Ramos, a "thief" and demanding an apology.

Osaka eventually triumphed 6-2, 6-4 and since then Williams has received a fine of $ 17,000 (£ 13,100) for his actions.

People have used social media to share their thoughts about the situation, with many conflicting opinions about who was right and who made the mistake.

However, one thing that people have come together to agree on is that a caricature circulating online that shows Williams having a tantrum and breaking his racket is "racist."

Created by the Australian cartoonist Mark Knight, the image was shared on Twitter and appeared in the Melbourne newspaper, The Herald Sun.

In addition to showing Williams, the cartoon also shows Ramos asking Osaka if he can "let her win" and that there is a mannequin on the ground.

Many people have been offended by the draw.

A Twitter user wrote: "This display of racism is so flagrant in 2018 that it belongs to a museum to raise the awareness of future generations about what African Americans are going through today."

Another commented: "You could not be more racist if you tried, and you tried it successfully." Using those classic pieces of sambo, enlarged lips, exaggerated parts of the body to represent Serena as hyper masculine, next time she only uses an old ad of the 1800: nobody would notice the difference in their racism. "

A third said: "I will not share again, but Mark Knight's caricature is agonizingly disgusting, racist, sexist and totally offensive."

"Your interpretation of Serena is shameless, intentionally racist, and if that was not bad enough, you felt the need to portray your opponent as white and blonde, Naomi Osaka is Haitian-Japanese, that can not be careless." quarter.

Even the author of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling felt the need to influence the conversation.

The 53-year-old man condemned the caricature and said: "Well done by reducing one of the best living athletes to racist and sexist tropes and turning a second great athlete into a faceless hero."

However, not everyone was against the image, some people thought it was a "precise" description of the events that took place.

"There is nothing remotely racist in this image, the fact that Serena Williams is black does not make this offensive at once," replied another user.

"Not only is this caricature NOT racist, it is an extremely accurate description of her behavior, a behavior that all liberals seem to want to defend or ignore in her career to crown her as the next martyr of feminism." The president's decision had nothing to do with race or fair gender behavior, "said another.

Others simply found the drawing amusing: "This is ridiculously funny, people are too close, I love the look of the baby's reference."

Since then, the caricature has been shared more than 12,400 times and they have liked it more than 36,000 times.

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