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.
We echo her disquiet, as does the rest of the internet.
4/4/2018 is the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination. @Newsweek decided to post an image of King in a casket, rather than one of him doing what we all know him for....marching for Justice.— BlackFilmsonNetflix (@blknetflix) January 1, 2018
The dreamer is dead, but his dream remains alive. #Newsweak
Dear Newsweek- This is NOT OK. More thoughtfulness and compassionate towards the King family is in order. You could have used a more appropriate photo in commemoration of the upcoming 50th anniversary.— freelancejournalist (@freelancerjourn) January 1, 2018
March from Memphis, TN to Jackson, MS in 1966.— BlackFilmsonNetflix (@blknetflix) January 1, 2018
When, James Meredith led a “March Against Fear,” he was shot by a sniper. While Meredith was hospitalized, MLK and other men (closed event) continued the march.
Black Power Movement gained steam w Stokely Carmichael here. pic.twitter.com/uRb6XlP4ZA
Earlier this afternoon we published an opinion piece with an insensitive image of Martin Luther King Jr. We sincerely apologize to the King family for this egregious error.— Newsweek (@Newsweek) January 1, 2018
That's a good start, but someone approved that insensitive and disgraceful tweet. What actions will you be taking to ensure this type of thing does not happen again? You want to stay relevant w your advertisers? More is required. Right now.— bamboo_grove (@bamboo_grove1) January 1, 2018
I cannot believe someone approved this photo of your father. Unbelievably cruel.— N. Williams (@nnwilliams6) January 1, 2018
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.