On Monday, November 23, Ben Bradley, a conservative member of British Parliament, tweeted out his spin on Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
According to Tory MP Bradley, the point of King's words was that minorities and women don't deserve any additional protections under the law.
Bradley's analysis was so off base that it even attracted a reply from Bernice King, MLK Jr.'s daughter.
In her response, King wrote:
"My father's point and central to his beliefs, teachings, and activism (per her speeches/books) was this: We cannot condone racism, but must eradicate it as one of the pervasive, systemic, overt and destructive Triple Evils, with militarism and poverty being the other two."
My father’s point and central to his beliefs, teachings and activism (per his speeches/books) was this: We cannot… https://t.co/SnUP2gS633— Be A King (@Be A King) 1606163339.0
Twitter loved Bernice King appearing to put Bradley in his place.
Oh God... just Ben Bradley getting schooled by MLK’s actual daughter for misquoting her da... https://t.co/pmDzAiFK9G— Ayesha Hazarika (@Ayesha Hazarika) 1606163692.0
It’s important to take pleasure in the little things at the moment. The sound of birdsong, or the feeling of a gent… https://t.co/m8Gh1FBLOz— Nish Kumar (@Nish Kumar) 1606176029.0
Ben Bradley, of ‘Corbyn is a spy’, ‘give the poor mandatory vasectomies’, ‘why isn’t there a minister for men?’ and… https://t.co/2O32t55tug— Helen the Zen 🏴 (@Helen the Zen 🏴) 1606218926.0
This is just the latest thing Bradley has done that has been widely lampooned online.
Ben Bradley MP schooled by Martin Luther King’s daughter after failing at basic comprehension. Boris Johnson’s MP… https://t.co/DWnrwMbtGS— David Lammy (@David Lammy) 1606218365.0
People voted for Ben Bradley. Let that sink in. Who is more dense? The Bellend that is Ben Bradley or the Bellend who voted for him?— Brexit Benefits Anyone? 🇪🇺🇬🇧🏳️🌈 🔰 (@Brexit Benefits Anyone? 🇪🇺🇬🇧🏳️🌈 🔰) 1606222684.0
Ben Bradley rounding off his already stellar nomination for worst MP going by being completely schooled by the daug… https://t.co/b2OuspMuIV— Liam Thorp (@Liam Thorp) 1606168366.0
Twitter does not seem to be Ben Bradley's greatest strength.
Ben Bradley really isn't very good at Twitter, is he?— Joe Hardy ⚫️ (@Joe Hardy ⚫️) 1606219254.0
Ben Bradley is one Twitter meltdown away from calling for a White History Month— Mark Hebden (@Mark Hebden) 1605808017.0
Ben Bradley, MP of Mansfield, summarised in a meme: https://t.co/Wfjh0I1HUc— Dr. Nuzhat Tabassum (@Dr. Nuzhat Tabassum) 1605864414.0
You know you've screwed up when Martin Luther King's family has to step in to issue corrections.
Not a day goes by when Ben Bradley doesn’t get his arse handed to him on a plate. Today was a big one. https://t.co/13Y89sc5ks— Ferret (@Ferret) 1606171507.0
Ben Bradley logging on to twitter every day https://t.co/ewA9J6gLVh— Mr Demos of Pnyx (@Mr Demos of Pnyx) 1606205000.0
It seems every country has a fair share of ignorant people working in government.
@BerniceKing Thank you for this. As a Brit I apologise for Ben Bradley MP, he's a complete man-brat & it's no surpr… https://t.co/FtMUsKBJEx— Somewhat Mutineerish Person - #ABTV - 48% - #FBPE (@Somewhat Mutineerish Person - #ABTV - 48% - #FBPE) 1606175550.0
@standardnews “Schooled” implies he will learn something from the experience. He will not.— Dan Wilson 🌹 (@Dan Wilson 🌹) 1606241759.0
It seems unlikely Bradley is going to admit his mistake even after King's response, but at least the truth of Martin Luther King Jr.'s message is being heard by people following the drama.