Thursday, January 21, 2016

Now it is 'offensive' to say  how 'grateful' you are for MLK!

Or you've got to say it in the right way, or something

Zac Efron's somewhat short-sighted way of celebrating Martin Luther King Jr Day has landed him in a lot of hot water on social media.

The Dirty Grandpa star has become the target of an onslaught of online anger after posting a photo of himself cruising down a California street in a convertible accompanied by a message saying he is 'grateful' for the civil rights activist and also for his own huge online following.

'I'm grateful for a couple things today: Martin Luther King Jr & 10 million followers on IG #MLKDay [sic],' he wrote on Monday.

Social media users didn't appreciate Zac celebrating MLK Day and his own on popularity in the same posting

To top off the strange contrasting subjects in the post, Zac also ended it with a pair of dark brown hand emojis, with one in a raised fist and another pointing a finger upwards.

His followers on Twitter and Instagram immediately responded with disgust, with one summing up the situation with a post reading: 'How did Zac Efron attempt to make MLK day about himself I am so baffled'.

'This is one of the most offensive/diminishing/disrespectful things anyone has said in relation to MLK today.



Stan B said...

Ok - actors are already narcissistic, so anybody who doesn't realize EVERYTHING is about them are kind of thick.

Bird of Paradise said...

I see about thier whining that no blacks are included in the oscars this year no mind that i myself hav'nt watched these rigged award shows in many many years

Anonymous said...

Some days it is best to sit down and say nothing because no matter what you say someone will be offended, if not themselves then on behalf of someone else. Arseholes look for any excuse to criticise because it is so much easier than being constructive.

Anonymous said...

MLK "holiday" : Heebee Weebee Day. He be dead, so we be off.

Alpha Skua said...

So what was the real MLK like was he realy a pacisfics or a commie agent?

Anonymous said...

Who cares since award shows are just exercises in mutual masturbation anyway.