Sitcom How I Met Your Mother gets slated over Martin Luther King post
Martin Luther King Day, a time to reflect on civil rights and to write about boobs, according to defunct sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
Despite the show being canned in 2014, it continues to make memes featuring actor Neil Patrick Harris. Its latest post has not been well received.
To mark the day, the show's Facebook page posted a remake of King's infamous "I have a dream" speech, under the name of character Barney Stinston.
"I have a dream that one day black and white chicks will come together in my bed," the post read.
"I have a dream that one day, all tee-shirts will be wet and boob jobs will be free."
The post (unsurprisingly) got slated.
The top comment taught the show a bit about how to do social media.
"Context. As always, it's about context. Writing the words of a famously misogynistic television character on a day honouring the great Dr King was probably not the best decision," former fan Angi Higgason posted.
A day after the post was made, the page admin deleted their work.
No response was given to the many comments asking why they thought it was a good idea to post the strange speech in the first place.
US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in 1968. A federal holiday was instituted to remember his work to end segregation in the US in 1983, but was not ratified by all States until 1991.
Here's the bizarre post in full: