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Australian Newspaper Republishes Controversial Cartoon of Serena Williams
Friday, 14 September 2018 02:09 WIB | GLOBAL |Amerika Australia

An Australian newspaper republished a controversial cartoon of American tennis great Serena Williams, defying widespread accusations it is racist.

Mark Knight's cartoon, published Monday in the Melbourne-based Herald Sun, depicts Williams angrily stomping on her mangled racket, while the chair umpire in the background wearily asks her opponent "Can you just let her win?"

The cartoon lampoons Williams's heated dispute with umpire Carlos Ramos during her loss in last week's U.S. Open women's final match to rising star Naomi Osaka. Ramos warned and penalized Williams for three rule violations, including smashing her racket on the court.

The cartoon attracted anger over Knight's depiction of Williams as a large woman with oversized lips, calling it a stereotypical portrayal of black women.

The Herald Sun republished the cartoon, along with caricatures of other famous people, on the front page of its Wednesday edition, under the headline "Welcome to the PC World."

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