The Twitter streets have been in rage since Newsweek posted a photo of Martin Luther King in a casket with the title, "Has Anyone Seen My Old Friend Martin?"
As soon as MLK's daughter, Bernice King got wind of the photo she immediately expressed her discontent via Twitter with simply "Why, @Newsweek? Wow."
With April 4th 2018 being the commemorative date for the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's death, many expressed how tasteless Newsweek's tweet was.
Tasteless, cruel, rude, and unnecessary. What fool authorized this? I'm sorry @BerniceKing and her family are still subjected to insensitive material being published. @Newsweek owes the King family an apology in addition to removal of this material.— Sandra West (@SandrasPlatform) January 1, 2018
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
With much backlash, the tweet was deleted without explanation. However, late Monday Newsweek published an official apology to Bernice and the King family for the "insensitive image"...
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
After the apology, Bernice posted a video reflecting on the legacy her father left behind and urged the public to be mindful of the images they post to honor the anniversary of her father's assassination.
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