Dr. Bernice King ‘Appalled’ by ‘MLK Twerking Party’ Flyers

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  • Dr. Bernice King, the daughter of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is outraged over the misuse of her late father’s image on a controversial flyer that has gone viral.

    In one of the flyers, Dr. King appears to be wearing a gold chain, a gold watch, and is propped next to a girl with the words “Freedom to Twerk” written across the advertisement.

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    King told Detroit’s FOX 6 she is disappointed over the image, “This imagery thing is just appalling, and it’s almost embarrassing.”

    Adding, “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.”

    After the flyer received tons of backlash, the club hosting the event cancelled the event.

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