By: Steve Dellar | 09-12-2018 | News
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Reddit’s 100% Free Speech Does Not Apply To Serena Williams

Reddit, the popular image board site where everything is open for discussion has met it’s limit. The Serena Williams cartoon in the Herald Sun seems to have set off a whole controversy over whether Ms Williams has been wronged this weekend during her US open final against Miss Naomi Osaka and thus users had been uploading past videos of her losing control and breaking out in anger.

Ms Serena Williams, handily married to the Reddit chairman, called sexism on her treatment this weekend.

Related coverage: <a href=""> Australia - Herald Sun Faces Backlash Over 'Racist' Serena Williams Cartoon</a>.

Yes the tennis player who yelled at a lineswoman in 2009 during that same US open, and we quote: "I swear to God I'll fucking take this ball and shove it down your fucking throat," claims that she has clearly been wronged after angrily breaking her racket and calling the umpire a thief and a liar (in soccer, the most popular sport in the world, the whole game would have ended right there already).

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Australian newspaper <a href="">@theheraldsun</a> defended its Serena Williams&#39; cartoon calling the reactions &quot;politically correct.&quot; <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) <a href="">September 11, 2018</a></blockquote>

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A Reddit user in the ‘conspiracy’ board brought up the issue of Ms Williams’ videos no longer being part of free speech first, stating: “Reddit Is Deleting All Negative Video Of Serena Williams. Her Husband Is The Co-Founder And Executive Chairman Of Reddit.” (see source)

Meanwhile the Herald Sun, in the midst of global controversy over its cartoon of Ms Williams yesterday, decided to up the ante today and put the cartoon of the US tennis player on its front page again, together with all other celebrities it has portrayed in the past year (Donald Trump features in a red sleeping robe for example) while stating: “If the self-appointed censors of Mark Knight get their way on his Serena cartoon, our new politically correct life will be very dull indeed.”

Related coverage: <a href=""> South Africa: Trump Is ‘Misinformed’ On White Farms Seizure - Reddit Censors Discussion</a>.

Reddit also banned any discussion about white farmers being killed a few weeks earlier (see our related coverage).

Be sure to let us know what you think of Reddit’s behavior hereunder in the comments section.


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