J.K. Rowling Calls Out Racist Serena Williams News Cartoon

This is America. Well, wait it isn’t. A newspaper in Australia is catching serious heat for a news cartoon making fun of the incident at the U.S. Open. It shows Williams stomping on her tennis racket in anger, but it’s the style of the cartoon causing the controversy. It appears very racist as it depicts Serena in a Sambo-style caricature. Celebrities all over are speaking out and against it including J.K. Rowling who said, “Well done on reducing one of the greatest sportswomen alive to racist and sexist tropes and turning a second great sportswoman into a faceless prop.” Ouch.

drawn by Mark Knight, via Twitter