Australian cartoonist Mark Knight deleted his account on Twitter after numerous threats in physical violence and accusations of racism.
Caricature of Serena Williams was published in the newspaper Herald Sun and she caused a lot of outrage. Artists-caricaturists on Twitter account began to receive numerous threats after that he had to delete his account. Numerous celebrities accused the cartoonist of racism.
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. https://t.co/YOxVMuTXEC
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) 10 September 2018
Well done, that brought one of the greatest athletes of our time to racist and sexist stereotypes, and another outstanding athlete to the faceless scenery
To disrespect Serena Williams, a 23 time Grand Slam Champion, in this light is truly disappointing. As an Australian, I am truly disappointed #morethananathlete
— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) 10 September 2018
But the Herald Sun newspaper stood up for its employee
The champion was hysterical right on the court, and this is what the caricature of Mark points out. He was not going to focus on either the skin color or the tennis player’s field