International Tennis champ, Serena Williams‘ husband Alexis Ohanian Sr has broken his silence over the contentious cartoon of his wife that was drawn by Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight after her outburst at the US Open.
‘It’s blatantly racist and misogynistic’, he said.
In the cartoon, the tennis legend was illustrated as a baby angrily jumping on her smashed racket.
‘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”,’ he said .
However, Herald Sun editor Damon Johnston has since defended the cartoon saying:
‘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’ .