J.K. Rowling Accuses Political Cartoonist Of ‘Racist’ Drawing Of Serena Williams
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling accused political cartoonist Mark Knight of drawing a racist caricature of Serena Williams in the Herald Sun newspaper, which covers Melbourne, Australia.
Knight did the drawing in response to Williams’ challenge and insult of a referee at the U.S. Open final, which she lost to Naomi Osaka, but Rowling was not impressed:
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. https://t.co/YOxVMuTXEC
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 10, 2018