Australian newspaper defies criticism, reprints Serena Williams cartoon

SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian newspaper defied international criticism and allegations of racism on Wednesday when it reprinted a controversial cartoon on its front page depicting U.S. tennis star Serena Williams having a temper tantrum at the U.S. Open.

A newspaper stand displays the Herald Sun newspaper, featuring a controversial cartoon of Serena Williams, in Melbourne September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Melanie Burton

The Herald Sun, owned by News Corp (NWSA.O), first published the caricature of Williams with exaggerated lips and tongue and curly hair rising from the top of her head as…

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