Is this Serena Williams cartoon racist?

We’re sure that you have heard about Serena Williams’ heated outburst at the U.S. Open where she lost to Naomi Osaka.

Serena was calling out the umpire for treating her, as a black woman, differently to the male competitors, however, that is as nothing to the backlash over a cartoon depicting the incident was published in the Australian Herald Sun newspaper.

Have a quick look – and ask yourself – is this racist?

Certainly, Serena isn’t being shown as her beautiful athletic self here, while, interestingly, by contrast, Haitian-Japanese Osaka is shown as a skinny blonde white woman…

Of course, cartoons have a history of poking fun at people, but did artist Mark Knight overstep the line here?

Some people seem to think so!

What do you think?

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