Mark Knight clears the air on the intention of his Serena Williams Cartoon.
Following the reactions on social media of Mark’s cartoon of Serena, Mark says he’s not racist.
In an interview with Australian publisher, Herald Sun, Mark explains his intentions.
“I drew this cartoon Sunday night after seeing the US Open final, and seeing the world’s best tennis player have a tantrum and thought that was interesting.
The cartoon about Serena is about her poor behavior on the day, not about race.
The world has just gone crazy.”
Meanwhile, Mark put down his account amidst uproar on Twitter, he claims his action was to safe his family from the abuse.
It pictured a caricature of Serena Williams stomping on her tennis racket
as the chair umpire told US Open champion Naomi Osaka in the background: “Can you just let her win.”
In the image, Serena had huge nose and lips while Osaka, of Haitian and Japanese origin, was depicted as a white woman.