Newspaper reprints controversial cartoon of Serena Williams

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A controversial cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been partially reprinted on the front page of the Melbourne-based newspaper that initially published it.

The Herald Sun newspaper printed an edited portion of the cartoon — featuring 23-time Grand Slam winner Williams jumping on a broken racket during her dispute with a chair umpire in the U.S. Open final — among caricatures of other famous people Wednesday under the headline “Welcome to the PC World.”

The newspaper has defended its cartoonist Michael Knight’s depiction of Williams and is asserting the condemnation, which has come from all parts of the world, is driven by political correctness.

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