Wednesday, January 29, 2014

'Freedom to Twerk' posters depicting Martin Luther King Jr throwing gang sign provoke outrage

A party celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr day called 'Freedom 2 Twerk' has been cancelled after a poster promoting the event caused outrage.

A Michigan party promotor called Mid-Michigan Teen Parties photoshopped Dr Martin Luther King Jr's head onto the body of a man wearing a heavy gold medallion and throwing a gang sign.

The freedom to twerk was decidedly not one of King's civil rights dreams and the use of his image offended many in the community, especially his descendants.

Bernice King, daughter of the late civil rights icon, called the poster 'appalling' and 'almost embarrassing' in an interview with Fox 5.

'I lost a father who sacrificed everything for them to live a much more dignified and respectful life,' she said. 'And for it to come to this just makes me sad.'


MLK was a frequent philanderer so I doubt that twerking would have offended him, inspired him, more likely 


Anonymous said...

MLK, like Nelson Mandella, was a communist dupe who was manipulated by the communist party. They kept him supplied with White women and money.

Use the Name, Luke said...


You really need to check the link to Snopes which Jon supplied.

Anonymous said...

Surely it is time to cull the leeches who live on the memory of MLK, in particular his family and so called friends of the race baiting persuasion?