Serena Williams’ Husband Breaks His Silence Over The Controversial Australian Cartoon Of The Tennis Star

Serena William' husband has broken his silence over the controversial cartoon of his wife which was drawn by Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight following her meltdown at the US Open.


In the cartoon, the tennis legend is depicted as a baby angrily jumping on her smashed racket with a pacifier nearby.
In the background, her opponent Naomi Osaka is depicted as white with straight, blonde hair facing towards umpire Carlos Ramos who pleads: “Can you just let her win?”

Alexis Ohanian Sr, 35, claimed in a Twitter post that cartoon was 'blatantly racist' and 'misogynistic.' 

'I am truly perplexed to learn this editor of the Australian newspaper behind the blatantly racist and misogynistic cartoon of my wife is a "Male Champion of Change".

Herald Sun editor Damon Johnston has since defended the cartoon and Mr Knight following the outrage it generated on social media.

He said:
'A champion tennis player had a mega tantrum on the world stage, and Mark's cartoon depicted that. It had nothing to do with gender or race'.

Comments

  1. Tinuke OladipoSeptember 14, 2018

    The drawing/cartoon was too harsh for any black person

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  2. Nice he could stand up for her ❤️

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    1. What do you expect bro. Serena is servicing him constantly. If I have someone that full, all will be well for her😉

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  3. Yeah, no matter how rude or unprofessional. Insulting her in that manner, makes literally no sense!!

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    1. Yes! The fucking cartoonist made a joke on the whole black race!!!!!

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    2. Francis DapoSeptember 14, 2018

      Exactly. Not cool!

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  4. Brook RobinsonSeptember 14, 2018

    Everyone + me commenting on this platform are always off & not understanding the usefulness of these news! It's for us to retaliate not just read & forget. Racism has been around for decades. Even if we can't do anything, then we should share the contents of every injustice towards blacks & the entire human race till the whole world know that we are not playing at all. And that we are not blind!
    I just shared this!!

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    1. James adelekeSeptember 14, 2018

      Uhm, you talk about racism but your name.

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    2. Brook RobinsonSeptember 14, 2018

      British! But racism should be fought by everyone. Not only the blacks faces racism

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    3. Gabrielle PetersSeptember 14, 2018

      Just shared it too!

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    4. Nice one Brook Robinson👍

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    5. Brook RobinsonSeptember 14, 2018

      Great contents TRASHINIC ❤️

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  5. I don't think Serena has reacted to this

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  6. He really defend his wife but what your wife did is unprofessional as a champion she should congrats the winner and prepared yourself for next time, You we meet again

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  7. Akibu MotunrayoSeptember 14, 2018

    This might sound off, but I dont think that cartoonist was being racist, she is black and he depicted her as a black woman with her curly hair ,what's wrong with that?.Maybe if he had made her look beautiful and was smiling but still definitely black, we wouldn't have a problem with it.The main issue here is that the cartoon was insultive, embarrassing and it put her in a bad light and God bless her husband for supporting her but it's all just for the wrong reasons.I think most of us don't even understand what racism is, we say we are proud of being black but when someone's calls us black, we get angry, please let's get our facts straight.Also, the misogynist part comes in when other tennis players had also thrown tantrums like this before on stage and the governing polices never took it up, so we are wondering why Serena's case is different. Is it because she's female? but still her husband was supporting her for the wrong reasons.

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    1. Or you don't understand the meaning of racism. Male or female. This is racism at work.
      And if you can't stop being in you cloud of feminism then I can't help but call you lost. IMO

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    2. Supporting for the wrong reasons you say. Yeah right 😏

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  8. One thing we are actually leaving out of all of these is that Naomi Osaka is also black!! But instead she was depicted as a white with blonde hair. Now does this mean that; only black people would behave in such"childish" manner, throwing tantrums and acting out while a white person would just always remain calm and calculated.
    It's not because she was depicted as the black woman that's the problem because she is actually black but because that cartoon is a complete misrepresentation of the black people. I mean, why was Naomi not depicted as the black person that she is with the whole calm demeanour.
    Also, It also portrayed that Serena was angry because she lost.. The whole "can you just let her win" thing by the cartoonist was just out of place when she was actually trying to make known the act of injustice by the referee.
    The misogynist part, I agree with Motunrayo because she is not the first person to act like that on the court but why are they making such a big deal out of it?

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    1. Michelle BasseySeptember 14, 2018

      Wanted to say the same thing. To me I believe with all my heart that this is because she's a female

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