The Australian press group says Serena Williams is not racist

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A media watchdog has ruled that a cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams, who was released from Melbourne, Melbourne, has caused a global condemnation Herald Sun The newspaper did not violate the standards of the Australian Press Council.

The portrayal of cartoonist Mark Knight's Williams last September showed she was furious with her defeat to Naomi Osaka in the US Open final.

Williams is shown with his mouth wide open, hands in fists, jumping over a broken tennis racket and pacifier. In the background, a referee tells a player on the other side of the net, "Can you just let them win?"

Critics condemned the cartoon as racist.

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In a ruling issued on Monday, the Australian Press Council said it had "admitted that some readers considered the cartoon offensive," but said it was publicizing enough to comment on the behavior of a player of worldwide renown.

The cartoon referred to an incident during the Tennis Grand Slam Final between Serena Williams and the Japanese Naomi Osaka.

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The cartoon referred to an incident during the Tennis Grand Slam Final between Serena Williams and the Japanese Naomi Osaka.

"The Council felt that the cartoon was exaggerated and absurd to testify, but accepted the publisher's claim that he did not portray Ms. Williams as a monkey, but rather as" Spitting the Dummy, "one of the most Australians known, non-racist cartoon reader. "

Spitting the dummy is an Australian name for a tantrum.

The Herald Sun The cartoon used "satire, caricature, exaggeration and humor" to represent an event of public interest.

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