techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com October 19, 2018


Paper defends Serena Williams cartoon by republishing it on the front page

14 September 2018, 11:42 | Henrietta Morgan

Paper defends Serena Williams cartoon by republishing it on the front page

Paper defends Serena Williams cartoon by republishing it on the front page

Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight made worldwide headlines this week after his cartoon depicting Serena Williams responding to the umpire was slammed as racist, reinforcing denigrating tropes against African-Americans popularised in the segregationist Jim Crow era.

America has responded with shock and disgust over a cartoon depiction of tennis star Serena Williams which has been labelled "racist" and "sexist".

The caricature was published alongside unflattering cartoons of US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un.

"If the self-appointed censors of Mark Knight get their way on his Serena Williams cartoon, our new politically correct life will be very tiresome indeed", the paper wrote in an editorial on its front page.

"I think it's really interesting that the Herald Sun has not included really any other caricatures or cartoons of black people - either Aboriginal people or African-American people, black people of any descent", Clarke, who is of Afro-Caribbean descent, told Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Tottenham boss Pochettino not ruling out new deal for Alderweireld
The staff, the club, the fans, us, and he said "Any decision that you take gaffer, or the club, I think is fair". We are not God and cannot judge people.

If you missed all that, we covered the cartoon, as well as Martina Navratilova's reaction to Serena's behaviour, yesterday.

And the cartoonist, Mark Knight, said he had "no knowledge of those cartoons or that [Jim Crow] period".

Drawn by Fairfax illustrator David Pope, the cartoon replaces Williams with News' supremo Rupert Murdoch who, in turn, is now having a tantrum that his publication, the Herald Sun, isn't getting its way.

The image triggered widespread allegations of racism against illustrator Mark Knight. You stole a point from me.

The Herald Sun pushed back even further by predictably trying to minimize critics as being overly PC and showcasing other cartoons they've done.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass Revealed, Includes Assassin’s Creed III Remastered
Weekly and daily "contracts" will be handed out, and players will have to track down an epic mercenary or ship to defeat. After launch, all players will have access to free content including new narrative content and in-game events.

"It rightly mocks poor behavior by a tennis legend", Johnson tweeted.

Williams was later handed a point penalty for smashing her racquet in set two and was then docked a game after continuing her protests at Ramos, seemingly calling the official a "thief".

Rowling led widespread criticism of its Monday cartoon, saying it had reduced "one of the greatest sportswomen alive to racist and sexist tropes".

"I saw the world number one tennis player have a huge hissy fit and spit the dummy". "I drew her as this powerful figure, which she is, she's strongly built. So if you're a mediocre, middle-class, typically white male cartoonist who wants to pretend there's no racist genealogy to what you do, well I'm afraid the joke is on you".

Herald Sun editor Damon Johnston also defended the cartoon. "This classic Jim Crow era sexist/racist image does nothing but display the complete disrespect of the superstar and perpetuate the stereotype of an "angry black woman" I am appalled", wrote Jevin Hodge, the vice-chair of the Arizona Democratic Party.

IPhone XS, XS Max: First Impression
The exclusion of these older models also omits the 3.5mm headphone jack for once and all from the iPhone lineup. Gareth recons that the lower price will make the iPhone XR the best selling new iPhone revealed this year.

"People said I'm a racist because I drew Serena as an African American woman", Knight said.



Other News

Trending Now

US IDs two Korean War dead from remains handed over by Pyongyang
The identifications will chip away at the 7,699 US troops who the USA military says remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. The condition of some of the remains is decidedly better than that of others.

Federation Internationale de Football Association 19 ratings: Messi, Ramos & top 30 La Liga players
The newest edition of FIFA19 video game will be available to buy and download across multiple platforms from September 28. The Brazilian has been given a slightly higher rating of 93 on PES, but third is where he belongs regardless.

Wright To Play During Mets’ Final Homestand
Wright, as you know, hasn't appeared in a major league game since May 27, 2016 due to neck, back, and shoulder injuries. Lucie on August 12 and was promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas on August 28.

'Blatant disrespect': Schoolgirl punished after refusing to stand for anthem
Harper was given detention last week as a result of her defiance but the punishment has not seemed to phase her. Harper arrived at the decision to protest herself but discussed the issue with her parents.

Indianapolis qualifying canceled, Race time changed due to weather
A pair of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices are scheduled for Saturday, with the first session beginning at 10:30 a.m. Indianapolis has been drenched in three days of rain and NASCAR has not been able to get any cars on track.

Apple Introduces $749 6.1-inch iPhone Xr
The new watch, with a price tag that starts at $399 in the U.S. and €499 ($580) in Germany, is a more comprehensive health device. Overall I found the new Apple Watch 4 a lot more attractive than its predecessors - though it's still a quite steep price point.

Apple launches the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
There's no home button on any of them - love it or hate it, Apple is putting the fingerprint reader permanently out to pasture . At the same time Apple also refreshed its Apple Watch range and tweaked its HomePod smart speaker, but nobody seems to care.

How Does The FCC's Latest Action Impact The T-Mobile - Sprint Merger?
The pair claim that the move will benefit the public by, among other things, increasing the rollout speed of their 5G networks. The companies had tried to merge twice in the past, but regulators and internal disagreements prevented it from happening.

Afraid of the needle? CDC approves flu shot alternative
So, the best time to get a flu shot is as soon as possible - and you might even be able to get it for free through your insurance. To study the question, the investigators looked at a database of patients over seven flu seasons, from 2010-2011 to 2016-2017.

Moment debuts first-ever MFi certified wireless battery case for iPhone
The iPhone 6s and its larger sister phone, the iPhone 6s Plus, were released in 2015, making them 3-year-old phones at this point. So just remember, as we all empty our wallets to get our hands on Apple's shiny newest handsets ... we're the lucky ones.