Alexis Ohanian has called the caricature of Serena Williams racist and sexist

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

Australian newspaper the Herald Sun published on its front page a caricature of the behavior of the 36-year-old Serena Williams during the final match of the US Open. Artist mark knight portrayed the player in the moment when she furiously threw his racket on the court. The spouse of the sportswoman, 35-year-old Alexis Ohanian, criticized the tabloid on Twitter.

I was surprised to learn that the chief editor of the Australian newspaper that published racist and sexist caricature of my wife, is a member of the Male Champion of Change. It’s such satire? — spoken by Alexis in a social network on publishing and editor Damon Johnston.


Cartoon Herald Sun

In the final of the US Open Williams lost to 20-year-old Naomi Osaka. Having received a penalty from the chief judge of the meeting, Carlos Ramos, Williams attacked him with accusations and threats. In the end, Serena gave the opponent the victory and very emotionally accepted the defeat.


Serena Williams


Serena Williams and Carlos Ramos

Mark knight has publicly tried to explain his artistic vision.

I drew a caricature on Sunday evening after watching the US Open, where the best tennis players of the world became hysterical. Drawing on Serena and her bad behavior that day, not about race. The world just went crazy, ‘ said the cartoonist.

However, the topic of racism and sexism was on the crest of a wave — many users of social networks have spoken.

Well it worked for the overthrow of one of the greatest athletes on the background of racism and sexism. A second great athlete has turned into a faceless support, — wrote on Twitter, Rowling.


Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams in the final of the US Open


Alexis Ohanian

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