Marine Corps is bad at Twitter, deletes MLK/'lone shooter' message

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is seen in this undated file photo. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis. (AP Photo/file)

This weekend is a long weekend for some because Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a holiday held in remembrance of a visionary civil rights pioneer who dedicated—and ultimately gave up—his life to changing American society for the better. King was assassinated by James Earl Ray on April 4, 1968. Now, kids don't have to go to school on the third Monday of January every year.

To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and contribution to the fabric of Americana, the United States Marine Corps Special Operation Command decided to urge its followers to avoid being a "lone shooter" this holiday weekend because, apparently, whoever is running their Twitter feed has a morbid and inappropriate sense of humor.

The tweet has obviously (thankfully) been deleted. Here's to hoping you PR students are taking notes... [h/t Gawker]