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ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 16: Bernice King speaks onstage at 2017 The Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church on January 16, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
Newsweek Posts Tasteless Tweet About Martin Luther King Jr., And His Daughter Caught Them

When did we start living in such a callous, careless society?

Newsweek, earlier today (1/1/2018) tweeted something so incredibly thoughtless pertaining to the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that we cringe to even reproduce it here.

Screenshot via HuffPost

Of course this brought enormous backlash.  In particular, Dr. King's daughter, Bernice King, called them out very simply by asking, "Why?"

Why, indeed?

We echo her disquiet, as does the rest of the internet.

@blknetflix responded with a beautiful tribute to Dr. King's life.

While Newsweek has apologized:

We are still completely shocked that this happened in the first place.

Our thoughts remain with the King family, as nobody should really have to be surprised by a photo of their passed relative in a casket.

H/T: Twitter