Yassmin Abdel-Magied has blamed a caricature & # 39; racist & # 39; of Serena William and the death of two aboriginal teenagers for the original sin of the invasion in Australia & # 39;
Ms. Abdel-Magied tweeted a news article about the death of JackJack Simpson and his friend Chris Drage in Western Australia on Tuesday.
The activist said: "The original sin of the invasion in Australia means that, unfortunately, racist caricatures are just one end of a violent and sadly, sometimes fatal stick.
"And most of the time, the people of the First Nations pay the highest price."
Ms. Abdel-Magied tweeted a news article about the death of JackJack Simpson and his friend Chris Drage in Western Australia on Tuesday
JackJack Simpson (left) and Chris Drage (right) drowned on Tuesday after jumping into the water of the Swan River in the s. 11 trying to escape from the Western Australia police.
JackJack Simpson and Chris Drage drowned on Tuesday after jumping into the water of the Swan River in the s. XI, supposedly trying to escape from the Western Australia police.
Western Australia Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said that although the deaths were treated as they were in the presence of the police, the officers did not physically interact with the two 17-year-olds.
Jack Jack's grandfather, Elder Herbert Bropho, told 9 News that he blames the police for the tragic occurrence.
"I put the Western Australian police responsible for the deaths of these two young people," said Elder Bropho.
As the caricature of the notorious crash of the Serena at the US Open continues to make waves around the world, the Herald Sun has doubled in its support for Mark Knight's controversial caricature.
The cover of Wednesday's edition of the newspaper shows more of Knight's cartoons along with several criticisms in an attack on what the News Corp publication perceives as "crazed political correctness."
The Australian newspaper The Herald Sun published this cartoon by Mark Knight about Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka on Monday. He has been criticized by critics, but Knight said it was "a caricature of misbehavior." It has nothing to do with the race & # 39;
Ms. Abdel-Magied is no stranger to the controversy with the self-styled activist, who received the approval of a tweet he made on Anzac Day.
She wrote: & # 39; For us not to forget (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine) & # 39;
The tweet was removed later.
Plunged into a controversy of its own, the cartoonist Mark Knight was forced to defend his illustration of "the best tennis player in the world" as a baby against accusations of racism and sexism.
& # 39; It's a caricature about bad behavior. It has nothing to do with race, "Knight told the 3AW radio station.
"Sorry, it has been taken by social networks and distorted so much."
Yassmin Abdel-Magied (pictured) has blamed the cartoon & # 39; racist & # 39; of Serena William and the death of two aboriginal teenagers for the original sin of the invasion in Australia & # 39;
Knight (pictured) went to Australian radio on Monday to defend the controversial caricature, saying he simply made the draw after witnessing "the best tennis player in the world spat at the mannequin".
Knight said he had tried to respond to comments made by people on social media "but they do not listen."
"He's (Williams) great at drawing, he's a powerful figure, he's very well-formed."
The Herald Sun also endorsed Knight in the face of international criticism.
The newspaper's publisher, Damon Johnston, said Knight's vignette had shown how "a tennis champion had a mega tantrum on the world stage."
"It has nothing to do with gender or race," he said in The Herald Sun.
News Corp Australasia CEO Michael Miller also gave his support to Knight and the caricature.
"The criticism of Mark Knight's cartoon, Serena Williams, shows that the world has also left the PC and misinterprets the role of cartoons and media satire.The misbehavior in any sport must be summoned" wrote Miller on Twitter.
Knight had shared the cartoon on Twitter, as had the newspaper. However, he was quickly criticized by critics around the world who compared the image with a representation of black women of the Jim Crow era.
Williams and Osaka appear in the photo after their game. Critics asked why the "whitened" cartoonist Osaka, who is Haitian-Japanese, and why the cartoonist exaggerated the characteristics of Williams
But one commentator said the caricature was not "even racist."
"This caricature, of the cunning Mark Knight, is not even racist for Serena Williams or any other person. Soooo … $ 100 for ANYONE who can #changemymind," they wrote.
Another comment on Twitter said: "In the future, cartoons will only make fun of white male conservatives," while one added: "Mark Knight is not racist and the cartoon of Serena Williams had zero racism."
Knight returned the blow to a critic on Twitter who accused him of annoying Williams for being a woman.
He directed them to a caricature he drew of the bad tennis kid Nick Kyrgios and wrote: "Here is a caricature I drew a few days earlier when the Australian tennis player Kyrgios at the US Open was behaving badly.
Williams came to blows with referee Carlos Ramos after he gave a coaching violation in the second set. Then he penalized her for breaking his racket and took away a game when she was verbally abusive & # 39; of him calling him a sexist thief.