Bernice King responds to Newsweek’s insensitive tweet.

The New year has started and Newsweek starts it off with a failed bang.

Newsweek posted a tweet about Dr. Martin Luther King, with a photo of the civil rights leader lying in his casket with the quote ” Has anybody seen my old friend Martin?”but it was quickly deleted after Bernice King, the civil rights leader’s daughter spoke up.

The site published a tweeted (and soon deleted) an image of Martin Luther King, Jr. lying in his casket with the quote, “Has anybody here seen my old friend Martin?,” from “Abraham, Martin and John,” a song Dick Holler wrote in 1968 to memorialize the lives of Abraham Lincoln, MLK, former President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert ― all of whom were assassinated after promoting social change.

 

If you can see in response to the tweet  Bernice King asked the publication “WHY?”

 

Soon after Newsweek issued an apology (Seen below)

Bernice then sent a video thanking Newsweek for their apology and also that though it’s been 50 years (April 4TH 1968-April 4TH 2018 Will make exactly 50 years) since his assassination, that they should remember that there is family involved.

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