Georgia Air Force’s public relations team experienced a little turbulence today after posting a flyer advertising a shooting event to honor MLK in Warner Robins, Georgia.
The flyer was posted Thursday evening on social media, inviting residents to a “fun shoot” at the trap and skeet club next Monday on Jan. 18th.
U.S. officials provided an apology shortly after the posting stating:
We’re deeply sorry for any offense or harm caused by our insensitivity and failure to provide appropriate oversight of our marketing process. The flyer does not represent the values, opinions or views of the Department of Defense, the Air Force or Robins Air Force Base leadership and its employees.
We realized the inappropriateness of the advertisement several days ago and immediately began removing the flyer. There was no malice of forethought in the flyer’s creation and it was never the base’s intention to portray Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in a negative light. It was an honest mistake, to which we’ve personally counseled the parties involvedand will provide them with remedial training and appropriate oversight to prevent this sort of inattention from occurring in the future.
Again, we offer our heartfelt apology to those affected by our thoughtlessness. We hold the legacy of Dr. King in the highest regard.
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