Here’s what happened when one man tried to correct Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter about MLK’s legacy


Many celebrities and influencers have commented on the “take a knee” NFL controversy, including the daughter of one of the most revered civil rights icons − Martin Luther King, Jr. 

NFL players, taking after Colin Kaepernick, have kneeled during the national anthem at games to denounce President Donald Trump’s statements about athletes fighting injustices by taking a knee during the song. 

»RELATED: Dr. Bernice King: 'My father would meet with Trump' 

King’s daughter Bernice King, a beloved Atlantan, chimed in, comparing her father’s nonviolent demonstrations to those of the NFL players.

"People didn't approve of the way my father protested injustice either; said he was causing trouble, called him an 'outside agitator,'" she wrote.

That’s when one tweep, @Robert23003286, attempted to correct King on her dad’s beliefs. 

“Please don't take a honest man and try and turn him into something thats not him. He believed in peaceful protests, you tarnish his legacy,” he said

»RELATED: Martin Luther King historic site focuses on forces that shaped the dream

But others on Twitter were not interested in his explanation, criticizing him for trying to clarify the activist’s legacy to his own daughter. 

»RELATED: MLK's daughter links statue to conversation on Confederate symbols

Then, there were some who challenged his thoughts on nonviolent protesting.

And some were convinced that the user wasn’t even an actual person.

»RELATED: Bernice King urges Pepsi to work with the King Center after ad gaffe 


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