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.