The Tennis thread


#5545

Drawing big full lips on Serena - who doesn’t really have big full lips - is an odd decision, at best.


#5546

There are historical precedents. It’s highly offensive to some. Why is this so hard for you to accept?


#5547

I’m not the one offended by it…


#5548

“Why is drawing a big hooked nose and a big bag of money on a Jewish guy offensive?”


#5549

There some pretty beautiful full lips and high cheek bones in this photo. unnamed

I can see why a caricature would feature high cheekbones and full lips to attract a likeness.


#5550

Everyone is different though.
I know lots of wogs who have no objection at all to being called a wog. In fact one such wog even declared me an honorary wog because I like wearing everlast shoes and prefer adidas over nike.
There really is no hard and fast rule for this stuff.


#5551

True.

So do we err on the side of not ■■■■■■■ people off and being seen as a massive racist, or the side of caution?

It’s a tricky question*

  • it really isn’t tricky.

#5552

If “high” means “wide”, then sure, she has very high cheekbones.


#5553

Well personally, when interacting with anyone different to me, whether that be by race, colour, religion, disability etc , generally I like to take my cues from them. Easiest way I think.

But for people like Serena, who bully people, threaten people, etc, when things aren’t going their way, and then play racism, sexism, whatever the ■■■■ ism cards they can think of to justify their nasty behaviour, I just don’t care. You dish this ■■■■ out, your wear it when it comes back.


#5554

:no_mouth:


#5555

So everyone who complains about a decision deserves racism and/or sexism.

OK.


#5556

Fwiw, that cartoon is not defending her.
Quite clearly calls it ugly behaviour on a tennis court.


#5557

Seriously, that’s what you took out of that.

I give up.


#5558

Maybe it’s the offended that have the problem.


#5559

Yes, because that’s what it boils down to.
Michael Long holds onto Monkhorst unfairly, Monkhorst resorts to racism.
Serena carries on about the umpires, you reckon it’s OK that she cops it off the Rupert press.
You’re either on Monkhorst’s side of the fence or Mick long’s.


#5560

Sure, but doesn’t mean the rest of us need to act like uncaring turds


#5561

Whatever you reckon.


#5562

Not sure how else you would explain your comment then?


#5563

Would you call a black guy a ■■■■■■? Black people often refer to other black guys as ■■■■■■■, but I would think there would be too many others willing to call them that.


#5564

Seems to me that there are alot of people who want to be offended on behalf of others who might be offended.