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Newsweek Posts Tasteless Tweet About Martin Luther King Jr., And His Daughter Caught Them

Newsweek Posts Tasteless Tweet About Martin Luther King Jr., And His Daughter Caught Them
MW
6 months ago

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.

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