"Mark has the full support of everyone here".
Naomi Osaka, the young tennis star whose mortification across the net from her idol, Serena Williams, added to a memorable TV spectacle at the U.S. Open Saturday night, has rebounded to score a major endorsement deal.
The Herald Sun and the cartoonist denied the accusation, and despite the reactions and outrage it provoked, the paper reprinted the cartoon on Wednesday under the front page headline "WELCOME TO PC WORLD".
"Well done on reducing one of the greatest sportswomen alive to racist and sexist tropes and turning a second great sportswoman into a faceless prop", said the Harry Potter author.
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On Tuesday the Melbourne publication published the cartoon, which was condemned by many around the world as racist.
An Australian cartoonist has faced heavy criticism after depicting tennis superstar Serena Williams in what some have described as a racially offensive illustration.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced on September 9 that Williams must pay a fine of $17,000: $10,000 for verbally abusing the umpire, $4,000 for receiving a warning about coaching; and $3,000 for smashing her racket on the court. Viewers could not have guessed that she won by looking at her crestfallen, teary-eyed expression throughout the immediate aftermath of the match. The artist has strongly refuted such claims by saying that it has nothing to do with race, whereas Tweet floods in support of Williams, who was being victimized and portrayed in the cartoon by provoking racism.
"It's a cartoon about poor behavior".
One astute Twitter user would point out that Osaka wears a blonde ponytail. They say I'm racist because I drew Naomi Osaka in the background with blond hair.
Mark Knight posted the cartoon he drew about Serena Williams on his Twitter account on Monday. "Mr. Ramos' decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules and were re-affirmed by the US Open's decision to fine Serena Williams for the three offenses".
In response, umpires are reportedly threatening to boycott Williams' matches, as they feel that Ramos is being unfairly criticized for his conduct during the match, according to The Times of London.