The crowd of Bostonians was understandably upset, considering that the horror of the Boston Marathon bombing is still a raw, open wound in New England. The lead singer apologized and claimed the gaffe was totally unintentional, which is a little hard to believe considering that "Tick Tick Boom" is literally the only song in the Hives' discography whose title sounds like a bomb exploding.
"Freedom 2 Twerk" Party on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, promoter Mid-Michigan Teen Parties set up a teenage dance fest at the Social Network, an event center in Flint, Michigan. This makes total sense, because the images of Dr. King and hazy drunken teenagers spasming to terrible music are inseparable in our minds. To get the word out, Mid-Michigan Teen Parties had the following poster printed up, which will likely stand as one of the greatest historical documents of the current generation:
Mid-Michigan Teen Parties
"Shake that ass! Shake that ass! Good God almighty, we will shake that ass!"
The "Freedom 2 Twerk" Martin Luther King Day Weekend Party featured a picture of Dr. King wearing a rapper medallion and throwing up a West Coast gang sign, which is strange, since he was born and raised in Atlanta. Bafflingly, there is also a second, totally untouched photo of him in the upper right hand corner, as if he is communicating his approval from the great beyond. Outrage over the poster exploded across the Internet, even reaching King's daughter Bernice, who called it "appalling." The Social Network cancelled the event, which we think was a bit harsh. They should've let those kids have their party. Just, y'know, trim that ridiculous Rappin' Martin picture out of the flier.
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