Miami Strip Club Sorry About Putting MLK Jr. on Its Flyer

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Jeffrey Darnell Paul had a dream. A very, very poorly thought out dream. He dreamed that it would be totally OK to put Martin Luther King Jr.'s image on a flyer promoting a party at a Miami strip club. Turns out he was a bit surprised when most people with some common sense thought it was more of a nightmare.

Paul, a flyer designer and owner of South Side Grafix and a DJ known as Big Boy, makes flyers for The Office, a strip club at 250 Northeast 183rd Street. He was trusted to put together a graphic promoting the club's party on Sunday night that was scheduled to end at 6 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This is what he came up with:

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The flyer spread around the Internet, and now Paul is feeling the heat.

"I wasn't trying to disrespect anybody ... it wasn't on my mind that it would escalate to something like this," Paul told NBC Miami. "It was just supposed to be a promotional thing, it wasn't about disgracing Martin Luther King, it wasn't about that."

The club's owners say that they had not seen the flyer, but don't appear to have answers as to why they were holding an MLK party at a strip club in the first place.

At least someone is learning something out of the fiasco.

"I apologize about it, I'm taking full responsibility," Paul tells NBC Miami. "I wish it could have gone down a different way but I'm learning from it and trust me, I'm not going down that route again."

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Jizo
Jizo

Nothing wrong with loving money or pussy. The problem arose with all the haters shining their ugly light on this whole scene. Dr. King was about love and peace and freedom, is'nt it ironic that those that are offended by this be offended ?

nexxterra
nexxterra

MLK had his dick in so many women that were NOT his wife, I find his image to be perfect for this venue! Yes he had a dream, However, there has been 40 plus years of nobody doing anything to realize that dream! Maybe the black community should get offended by that and finally do something to change their communities! 

Robin Arturo Gonzalez
Robin Arturo Gonzalez

Greetings! The same happened here in NYC; where I personally got involved sending the club a message of their wrong doing.  Take a look: 

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net...

Message Written to Club Luna in NYC. Defending Dr. Kings Legacy: Luna Night Club: http://lunaclubnyc.com/ , Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lunacl...

As a frequent clubgoer I’m writing to give you some feedback about a recent flyer I came across while socializing Uptown New York City in the Washington Heights area. It’s in regards to your Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK Jr.) flyer (see attached). I must say I am sadden and offended to see Dr. MLK Jr. portrayed on your flyer in such manner. As a minority who has benefited from the civil rights movement it’s revolting for someone to instantly not notice such portrait of Dr. King with headphones on to promote a party over his devoted weekend. It is wrong and of bad taste!!!! Perhaps it was done unintentionally, however in the future be mindful of such inappropriate advertisement benefiting your establishment. This weekend is commemorated to Dr. King for his contribution in protesting against racial discrimination for all of us. I’m sure attending a club was the last thing in his agenda. Again, as a frequent clubgoer and big fan to support local business, especially those of my own kind it’s repulsing to witness such ignorance be displayed in public. Next time please be mindful.  

Guest
Guest

I don't see the problem. He's a public figure... If he were a porn star so it would be ok? Come on... Sent from my iPhone

DengZoo2
DengZoo2

Sounds like a pretty good plan to me dude. WOw.www.Total-Privacy dot US

OhGee Mack
OhGee Mack

SOOOOO.....  We're mad about MLK beingon the flyer.... but not about "THE DREAM" being lost on a wholegeneration of girls that feel like Ass & Titties are their ticket to abetter life?  It's a strip club for God's sake... There are much worsethings going on here folks

TROUBLE3O5
TROUBLE3O5

JFK also had his dick in everything but his wife maybe we should throw him on Tootsies flyer on Presidents Day?...c'mon now drop the racist shit! people still loved him and respected what he did for this country. What he did in his personal life had no effect as to why people dont take advantage of the liberties fought and earned for them

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