Newsweek Apologizes for Posting ‘Insensitive Image’ of Martin Luther King Jr. in Casket

 

Yesterday Newsweek apologized after rightfully getting serious Twitter blowback for a photo they used in a tweet.

As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, the photo was of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his casket.

Bernice King, Dr. King’s daughter, was shocked and disturbed:

The tweet has since been taken down and Newsweek apologized:

[image via 360b / Shutterstock.com]

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