‘Welcome To The PC World’: Australian Newspaper Doubles Down, Reprints Serena Cartoon

Jena Greene | Reporter

Australian newspaper The Herald Sun reprinted their now-famous Serena Williams cartoon, calling out the “politically correct” police who accused the newspaper of printing a racist depiction.

Prominent left-leaning figures, including J.K. Rowling and Florida’s Democratic congressional candidate Pam Keith slammed The Herald Sun for promoting racist tropes.

But today, The Herald Sun doubled down and actually reprinted the cartoon illustrated by Mark Knight.

In a front page headlined “WELCOME TO THE PC WORLD,” the Serena cartoon in question is accompanied by a depiction of President Trump and Kim Jong Un, which are also labeled as offensive and racist.

Below a graphic that reads “satire free zone,” The Herald Sun suggests “if the self-appointed censors of Mark Knight get their way on his Serena Williams cartoon, our new political correct life will be very dull indeed.”

Knight, who deactivated his Twitter account after receiving intense online hate, defended his cartoon as being about Williams’ “poor behavior on that day, not about race.”

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