Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The FBI, like many people and organizations, tweeted what on the surface seemed like a relatively innocuous tweet to commemorate the day:
One small problem: The FBI wasn't exactly too keen on honoring King during his lifetime. Namely, they once sent him a letter blackmailing him and urging him to kill himself.
In light of this, people went to work to criticize the FBI's tweet. Here are some of the best examples.
@FBI can you please identify the FBI agent who tried to convince dr king to commit suicide— Mike (@mikesbadtweets) January 16, 2017