Tip: Don't Use Martin Luther King's Image to Promote Your Twerk Party

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A "Freedom 2 Twerk" party in Michigan has been canceled after the venue owner saw the flyer for the event, which featured an image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wearing a gold medallion and flashing a gang sign.

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According to The Smoking Gun:

The January 18 party at Flint's Social Network Event Center was organized by a group calling itself Mid-Michigan Teen Parties, according to the flyer.

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The King familly has actually been in court recently, trying to ban a nonprofit from using the late civil rights leader's image. Dr. King's estate owns his image, likeness, recorded voice and memorabilia — including speeches, letters, writings and sermons. The King Center has terms and conditions for using Dr. King's intellectual property. Pretty sure promoting Mid-Michigan Teen Parties is out of bounds.

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*please don't let it be organized by white people, please don't let it be organized by white people, please don't let it be organized by white people, please don't let it be organized by white people, please don't let it be organized by white people*