Michael Blackson is known to make a lot of jokes in bad taste. That has not stopped him yet. However, with his latest joke on Martin Luther King Jr. day, it seems that he’s finally reached his limit.

Martin Luther King Jr. day was observed on January 17th, and most of the country was free to meditate upon it. However, Blackson felt it was appropriate for him to mention the love that MLK junior had lost.

Back in 2016, a woman stepped forward claiming that both her and MLK Jr. were in love with each other when they were young. Blackson joked about it and said on a post on Instagram:

I don’t mean to start no sheet but I heard that Martin Luther King had a white side chick. Is it true? I’m just a beechn***a from a little village so please let me know.

Kat Williams was having none of it, and commented on his post saying “C**n question.” He wasn’t alone in his opposition to Blackson’s insensitive joke. A lot of people noticed that Junior’s separation from his young love was a tragic one.

Both Blackson and Williams are comedians. However, their different sensibilities are evidence to the fact that even comedians have a sense of what’s fair to joke about and what isn’t.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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