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'Racist' Australian cartoon of Serena Williams sparks outrage online

Australian cartoonist Mark Knight defended his depiction of tennis star Serena Williams at the US Open finals on Tuesday after receiving a wave of criticism calling his drawing racist and sexist. The cartoon depicts a fat-lipped, large-nosed Williams jumping on her tennis racket, with a baby pacifier nearby — perhaps referencing her status as a new mother or the artist's interpretation of her behavior on the court. In the background, the umpire leans over to a women ostensibly depicting tournament-winner Naomi Osaka — who is of Haitian-Japanese descent, although the cartoonist gave her long, blonde hair — asking: "Can you...


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