In response to the criticism, Herald Sun editor Damon Johnston said: “A champion tennis player had a mega tantrum on the world stage, and Mark’s cartoon depicted that. It had nothing to do with gender or race.”
Conservative Party leader Cory Bernardi will move tomorrow in the Senate to defend newspaper cartoonists, satire, freedom of speech and the Fourth Estate after vitriolic attacks against Australian cartoonist Mark Knight.
Senator Bernardi will move the following motion in defence of our basic freedoms to express our opinions unfettered by the politically correct police:
Knight defended his cartoon saying the reaction was a, “world gone crazy... It’s a cartoon about poor behaviour. It’s nothing to do with race. I saw the world’s greatest tennis player spit the dummy.”
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