To celebrate MLK Jr’s “I have a dream” speech, the Golf Channel tweeted out for followers to reply back with their “golf” dreams. Twitter users took to the keyboard and blasted the Golf Channel for comparing Golf to Civil Rights. Even though the network was following their parent company of NBC, who tweeted something very similar in order to promote the celebration of the speech’s 50th anniversary, the Golf Channel removed the tweet from their site.
The fact that the Golf Channel retracted their tweet within minutes of the post shows how powerful social media can be. Tell me what you think about which party was more at fault here. Did the Golf Channel go too far in comparing Golf to Civil Rights? Or did the Twitter users go too far in jumping to conclusions and failing to recognize the celebration of the speech’s anniversary?