Martin Luther King Day got off to a rocky start yesterday when a U.S. Air Force base in Georgia posted a flier advertising their "fun shoot" in honor of the holiday. If the wording isn't enough to make you cringe, a large photo of Dr. King was superimposed next to the heading. (This is a problem because, as most people learned in fourth grade social studies, Dr. King was assassinated by a gunman.) The base has since apologized, but theirs is far from the only questionable flier to circulate in honor of Martin Luther King Day. 

As usual, clubs and promoters are taking advantage of the long weekend by advertising tons of parties and special events. Their fliers are tacky at best and disrespectful at worst; we just can't see Dr. King getting behind "Bad Bitch Sunday's Official 'I Have a Dream' Bash" (or any of these, really).

Of course, we're not saying you shouldn't commemorate the holiday—just that there are better ways to do it. For instance, you can tune into Clemson University’s 34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative service, where Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, will be the keynote speaker. You can hit up the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Mayor Bill De Blasio, and other important New Yorkers will honor Dr. King's memory. You can swing by the Apollo Theater in Harlem for a conversation about race and privilege. If you don't feel like leaving the house, you can re-watch his historic speech or re-read Killer Mike's MLK Day op-ed.

There are so many ways to honor Dr. King that truly uphold his vision, and none of them are a Bad Bitch Sunday Bash.