A comedian spent MLK Day tweeting to racists that he loved them

In News by Joe Veix / January 21, 2014

While many people spent their Martin Luther King, Jr. Day drinking with friends or collecting offensive tweets from brands, comedian Solomon Georgio attempted to live out King’s message of kindness and love on Twitter.

He searched out people using the N word, and told the person—usually some kind of insane white power advocate—that he loved them.

Some people ended up deleting their original tweets, after a brief exchange:

Other exchanges reached a dead end, though the original racist tweet was deleted:


At the end of the day, Georgio admitted that he didn’t actually do much at all when compared to MLK:

Still, it’s incredibly heartwarming and refreshing to see King’s message of love carried out—especially online, where that kind of sentiment is sadly rare.

H/t: Emily Gould