MLK’s Daughter Bernice King Slams ‘Newsweek’ For Insensitive Photo
Bernice King is angry after Newsweek tweeted a photo of her father, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his casket.
In an original tweet, which has since been deleted, Bernice King, the daughter of Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., called out Newsweek magazine for an insensitive photo involving her father.
“Why, Newsweek? Wow.” she tweeted shortly after the publication tweeted out a photo of her father in his casket. Said image accompanied an article titled, “Has Anybody Here Seen My Old Friend Martin?” It was detailing the upcoming anniversary of his murder. King, 54, was only four-years-old when her father was shot on a balcony of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, TN. But she has advocated for women’s and black people’s rights since she was a teenager.
Newsweek deleted its post shortly after King tweeted at the publication, and apologized. “Earlier this afternoon, we published an opinion piece with an insensitive image of [Dr.] Martin Luther King, Jr.,” the tweet said. “We sincerely apologize to the King family for this egregious error.”
Newsweek did not respond to request for comments at this time.