Dr. Bernice King responds to MLK party flyers!
FOX 5 News showed Dr. Bernice King images of her father being used in club and event promotions, causing her she shake her head in disbelief. Images being circulated online shows her father, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, in promotions allegedly for nightlife parties One of the widely circulated flyers depicts an enhanced Rev. King wearing a large gold chain, making hand gestures under the headline ‘Freedom 2 Twerk’.
“This imagery thing is just appalling, and it’s almost embarrassing,” Dr. King remarked. “For me, as his daughter, it’s like ‘wow’, I lost a father who sacrificed everything for them to live a much more dignified and respectful life, and for it to come to this makes me sad,” King concluded.
Bernice told FOX 5 she was not upset about people celebrating her father’s life, but she had serious concerns about the use of her father’s imagery to suggest he would endorse such a style of celebration.
“My father would have worked to elevate them, to connect with them, and bring them into the movement,” King said.