The Aussie cartoonist at the centre of an international firestorm over a ‘racist’ depiction of Serena Williams says his wife and daughter have been targeted with death threats.
HERALD Sun cartoonist Mark Knight says he suspended his Twitter account overnight because of abuse towards his family over his cartoon of Serena Williams’ US Open tantrum.
Knight said he did it to protect his family and friends.
Australia’s finest cartoonist said while positive comments were outweighing negative, he chose to do it to stop family being abused.
In a social media post, Peter Blunden, managing director of News Corp.’s operations in the state of Victoria, said: “Australia’s finest cartoonist Mark Knight has the strongest support of his colleagues for his depiction of Serena Williams’ petulance. It’s about bad behaviour, certainly not race. The PC brigade are way off the mark … again.”