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Somebody Gave This Martin Luther King Jr. Statue a Political Makeover — and Many People Are Not Happy


"Calm down."

Image source: Instagram, @students4trump

A photo of a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. decked in a hat emblazoned with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign slogan has caused a stir on social media.

The Instagram account “students4trump” posted the photo of a statue of the civil rights leader decked in Trump’s signature hat and captioned it “Pretty self explanatory.”

Pretty self explanatory #StudentsForTrump #TrumpTrain #Trump #TrumpTeam #MakeAmericaGreatAgain #Trump2016

A photo posted by Students For Trump (@students4trump) on

Some social media users called the photo “disgusting” and “disrespectful” and questioned if it was a “joke.” Others called it “awesome” and “hilarious.”

“Brother King wouldn't have supported the incoherently ignoramus Trump, because unlike him, Brother King was a REPUBLICAN!” one commenter wrote.

“I'm losing brain cells just by looking at this,” wrote another.

“It's not coming from hate. It's coming from a joke. So calm down,” said another.

One could only manage, “smh.”

According to WTSP-TV, the photo was taken at the University of South Florida, where it also generated a great deal of reaction.

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