MLK in a Wet suit…Disrespectful or Bad Decision?

“A surf shop in Laguna Beach has discontinued a controversial sale featuring a promotion using a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. The advertisement showed King in a wetsuit, offering a 20 percent discount for black-colored items, such as wetsuits or board shorts bought online. The promotion by the Thalia Surf Shop led to a blasting by civil rights leader Earl Ofari Hutchinson, president of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable.” Was this an attempt to demean the legacy of Dr. King? I don’t think so I think it was stupid but not racist, but have you seen Presidents Washington and Lincoln’s likeness’ used for commercial gain in ways that are not presidential? The answer is yes, but since the King Day is relatively new and so many of the public remember him there is a need to respect the man and the legacy, but this to me was simply poor taste not racism. Watch the link and tell me what you think.

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  • nolasowneeliezahjayne  On January 19, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Racism, I don’t think so, just sound like someone came up with an idiot idea…

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