Military officials have removed and apologized for a flyer featuring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. atop the words “fun shoot” at an Air Force Base in Georgia. The event was to be held on the holiday honoring the civil rights leader. The flyer advertised a gathering with skeet shooting on Jan. 18 for the Robins Air Force Base Trap and Skeet Club. An official at the military base’s Outdoor Recreation office said it was created by a marketing team.
Not surprisingly, associating Dr. King's image with the word "shoot" and a figure holding a rifle was found by some to be in poor taste: