Newsweek tweets out photo of MLK in a casket, then deletes it

(Photo via Twitter, @Newsweek)

Newsweek published a story Monday to let everyone know 2018 marks the 50-year-anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.

To make their point, the magazine tweeted out a picture of the civil rights legend in a casket.


Newsweek has since deleted the tweet, but it can be seen in full below:

MLK Newsweek
(Photo via Twitter, @Newsweek)

No one in the world knows exactly what Newsweek was thinking. To post a picture of a deceased Dr. King instead of a normal picture of him alive, is just mind-boggling.

Dr. King’s daughter Bernice King has weighed in via Twitter:

Newsweek later replied to Bernice’s tweet with an apology of sorts: has reached out to Newsweek for additional comment.

Here are some of the reactions making the rounds on Twitter:

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