September 16, 2018

Australian paper draws ire for “racist” cartoon of Serena Williams’ tantrum

David MenziesMission Specialist

If you missed the U.S. Open Women’s Final, Serena Williams had a meltdown for the ages. She screamed, cried, smashed her tennis racquet and badgered umpire Carlos Ramos with accusations that he was a “thief” and “sexist” for doing his job, calling the game in accordance with the rules.

Serena emerged as a world-class sore loser yet was given a free pass on her bad behaviour while an Australian newspaper is the one under fire for misbehaviour.

The Melbourne-based Herald Sun published an editorial cartoon of Williams that pretty much captures her frame of mind that day but cartoonist Mark Knight is now being branded a racist over the exaggerated physical features used to depict Williams.

Of course, the editorial cartoon has forever been a medium that exaggerates, but that hasn’t stopped social justice warriors empowered by the virus of political correctness from coming after cartoons just as they’ve come after other non-PC zones.

Now, because this is 2018, the cartoonist is supposed to be fired and shunned, while the paper delivers a grovelling apology and staff are sent to mandatory sensitivity-training, but that’s not what happened.

This story actually has a happy ending! Hats off to the Herald Sun for having the testicular-fortitude to stand up to those who want to further quash free speech.

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commented 2018-09-18 13:10:07 -0400
Jan G – good one!
commented 2018-09-17 21:36:12 -0400
I’m so glad the paper doubled down instead of caving. Serena’s opponent wasn’t white so she’s decided to go the “sexism” rout instead of the “racism” rout – at least until criticism started. She’s a washed up athlete trying to stay in the spotlight. Maybe she’ll start taking a knee.
commented 2018-09-17 21:27:25 -0400
“If the shoe fits Serena..”
Must have been NIKEs.
commented 2018-09-17 16:36:17 -0400
David Menzies’ own words ‘out him’ as a sexist male chauvinist:

“Hats off to the Herald Sun for having the testicular-fortitude to stand up to those who want to further quash free speech.”

How does Menzies know the Herald Sun didn’t have the “ovarian-fortitude” to stand up to those who want to further quash free speech?

The horror……the horror! :)
commented 2018-09-17 09:34:47 -0400
She certainly deserves this depiction of her temper tantrum. If the shoe fits Serena, kick yourself with it!
commented 2018-09-17 02:43:25 -0400
The left thinks the race card absolves all sins and is an excuse for all things. She acted like a child and the idiots supporting her failed to see that her opponent was not white not was she a male. And the tantrum is overshadowing a big accomplishment for the winner.
commented 2018-09-17 00:20:11 -0400
Speaking of Colin Kaepernick, I was watching the New Zealand soccer game and the team members were standing with their arms around their teammates’ shoulders as they sang their anthems (both teams). They sang their hearts out.
Didn’t see any anti-anthem athletes in that sport.
Isn’t soccer now more popular than football?
commented 2018-09-17 00:16:44 -0400
Hey, give the woman a break. She used to having her pictures airbrushed.
commented 2018-09-16 20:33:27 -0400
MUTA WEEN commented 6 hours ago
Actually Keith Barnes she isn’t black…….
Muta, I do not remember mentioning the color of this woman’s skin, what is your point?
commented 2018-09-16 18:57:35 -0400
So now the word “racist” is a MAGIC word that that vetos all other considerations.

For the sake of ALL we hold dearand important this cannot be permitted.

There are far worse things than being a racist….being an asshole who thinks that temper tantrums and displays of lefteous indignation and high horse dressage hold more weight than reality is one of them.
commented 2018-09-16 15:47:56 -0400
caricatures are fun and generally give the reader what the idiots deserve to get. williams is a baby. and deserves to get everything that idiot mostly got. racism, sexist, as always an excuse for being lousey and thinking you are superior than anyone else. williams, you proved your NOT!
commented 2018-09-16 14:51:43 -0400
Muta Ween: Don’t disregard racism against whites. Back in Pierre’s reign, I was not hired by CBSA based on my skin colour (white). The hiring agent I spoke with was honest with me and said I was more qualified than the “visible minority” that had to be given the job. Of course gov’t hiring hasn’t changed. Straight white males should give up on any ambitions to work for, or advance in, gov’t service. Meritocracy is dead.
commented 2018-09-16 14:42:49 -0400
If the caricaturist was trying to be ‘racist,’ he could have drawn Serena topless and barefoot, wearing a grass skirt, and with a bone through her nose. But he didn’t. Guess why? Because obviously, his cartoon would never have seen the light of day.

I don’t see any problem here folks. Lighten up.
commented 2018-09-16 14:38:03 -0400
Actually Keith Barnes she isn’t black. She’s just a basic human being that happens to have anger management problems .
I am so sick of people (other than whites ) blaming every loss or perceived disadvantage on race .
commented 2018-09-16 13:50:32 -0400
This woman has an attitude problem, a little bit of fame has gone to her head and there isn’t room enough for it.

The antifa punks are mad?……..Perhaps the cartoonist should not have depicted her as being black.
commented 2018-09-16 13:47:16 -0400
Anti whites demand ‘diversity’ for All and Only white peoples everywhere
They demand mass immigration and open borders for Only white populations
They demand anything white be Chased Down until it’s acceptably non white
Anti whites demand White Geno cide