Serena Williams recently grabbed all the headlines after losing the 2018 US Open against Naomi Osaka, during which she reportedly had a verbal spat with the on-court umpire Carlos Ramos. However, tennis fans are divided on the issue, with some coming out in supporting for the American tennis ace, while some have slammed William's behavior on the court.
Amul, who is known to voice their stand over various trending issues in the world through the use of catchy phrases by the Amul girl. With all the controversy surrounding the US Open runner-up, the Indian dairy giant jumped on the bandwagon by giving their stance on the topic.
Amul posted a picture which depicted the moment when Serena Williams had an altercation with the on-court umpire during the US Open final. The caption read: “#Amul Topical: Ms William’s tantrums in US Open finals!”
However, the brand's take on the issue seemed to have not gone well with many users on social media. Amul's cartoon created a stir on social media with several people calling for it be 'taken down' because they were disappointed at seeing Williams hogging all the limelight, while the winner Naomi Osaka was ignored. Here's how the netizens reacted:
Though, Amul is not the only one to have ended up on the wrong side of this controversy. Earlier, a newspaper in Australia has caused a major firestorm for publishing a controversial cartoon of Serena Williams. A cartoon by Mark Knight which was published in the Herald Sun tabloid, depicted Serena Williams having a meltdown on the court after her US Open loss against Naomi Osaka on Saturday.
The cartoon shows Williams stomping her racquet in frustration, while in the background the on-chair umpire can be seen asking her opponent Osaka, "Can you just let her win?"
Several journalists, sports broadcasters and renowned personalities have slammed the cartoonist for being distasteful and politically incorrect. Renowned British author JK Rowling made her sentiments felt by calling out the cartoon to be "racist".