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MLK's Daughter Calls Out Amy Schumer for Using Her Father's Image in Pro-Israel Post

'I am certain he would call for Israel’s bombing of Palestinians to cease'

Bernice King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., called out actress Amy Schumer for using her father’s image in a pro-Israel social media post.

The actress, a relative of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, had posted videos of King saying that Israel has a right to exist and condemning antisemitism.

Schumer has been posting in support of Israel since the war began.

King’s daughter, the CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, responded to the post, writing, “Amy: Certainly, my father was against antisemitism, as am I. He also believed militarism (along with racism and poverty) to be among the interconnected Triple Evils. I am certain he would call for Israel’s bombing of Palestinians to cease, for hostages to be released and for us to work for true peace, which includes justice.”

She went on to quote her father saying, “Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.”

“We have much to correct,” she continued. “Here is a clip of my father talking about withdrawing from the Vietnam War and ‘moral power.'”

King went on to encourage Schumer to read her father’s book, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

“I mourn with all who are mourning,” King concluded. “I know that we can’t afford to diminish & dehumanize each other if we are truly committed to ridding humanity of the Triple Evils & to freedom from oppression for all.”

The actress has not replied to King’s comments.

When discussing the Vietnam War, King famously said, “The bombs in Vietnam explode at home; they destroy the hopes and possibilities for a decent America.”

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