September 11, 2018
The Aussie caricature drawer who drew this Serena caricature seems to be in big trouble. For racism.
This, of course, begs the question: how are you supposed to draw black people?
What is it about them that even an innocent query on google – “gorilla tennis player” – returns these results?
Or remember how Google’s AI had trouble distinguishing between gorillas and blacks?
Well, this aussie seems to have drawn something a little too close to home:
In the new cartoon, which mocks the heated exchanges between runner-up Serena Williams and chair umpire Carlos Ramos, Knight depicts the 23-time Grand Slam champion as a pacifier-sucking young child throwing a tantrum. The umpire says to eventual champion Naomi Osaka: “Can you just let her win?”
In doing so, Knight draws facial features reflecting the dehumanizing Jim Crow caricatures so common in the 19th and 20th centuries. Knight’s cartoon conjures up a range of such caricatures that were branded on memorabilia and popularized on stage and screen of the era, including the minstrel-show character Topsy born out of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” as well as the title character in 1899’s “Little Black Sambo.”
So how was he supposed to draw her???
They skirt the question! Give us some guidelines, already!
Because I’m twice the journalist of any WaPo reporter, I went ahead and found some possible examples of my own. But we’re going to need a clear signal from the MSM to know which one to go with in the future.
Here is what she looked like during the match.
Let’s see some examples of how she should be depicted.
These are the only acceptable ways of depicting the goddess.
Anything more realistic, however…
Like a literal drawing tutorial – is not OK.
Because while she looks like a very handsome silverback – and we have to give her that, even if we’re not too fond of blacks here at the Stormer – it’s still considered racist by liberals, who don’t like that blacks resemble apes and presumably want them to race mix until they don’t or get plastic surgery until they don’t.
Serena might just have to depicted in the abstract. Artists may be banned from depictions of her for centuries to come. She is, after all, da Queen yaaaaasss slay!
Like Mohammed, she must never be depicted. Only, perhaps, abstractly.
We could use a Pokemon from my childhood if we like.
People would know that we were talking about Serena if we just stuck a tennis racket in her hand.
And that would be it.
The topic would be closed.
The debate settled.
Please feel free to reach out to me, Liberals. The ball is in your court!