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Twitter erupts in collective confusion after Bernie Sanders compared to MLK

Tuesday night saw yet another presidential primary. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both took one state a piece. The party still hasn't come together yet, with some Democrats suggesting that Bernie should drop out to help Clinton's cause to defeat Donald Trump, while Bernie supporters believe that he is still in the race. White supporters of Bernie Sanders, commonly known as "Bernie Bros", have been often criticized by Black Twitter for trying to convince black voters reasons why voting for Bernie is for their own good. This saga reached new heights last night when author Marianne Williamson directly compared the Vermont senator to Martin Luther King Jr.

Twitter chose to respond appropriately.

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter

To many, comparing Bernie to MLK just doesn't logically make sense.

Others chose to pull the receipts out.

So Bernie is the first civil rights leader since MLK?

Was MLK taken from us in a #RaceDraft we didn't know about?

For others, statements like this from Sanders supporters are pushing them more toward the Clinton side.

Maybe we could just stick to the real issues and not referencing MLK in the 2016 election?

No matter which side of the current election you're on, I think it's safe to say we can all agree that no MLK comparisons shall prosper.

Photo: Giphy
Photo: Giphy
Photo: Giphy

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Trey Mangum is the lead editor of ShadowAndAct.com. Follow him on Twitter @treymangum.