Luckily for King, a man was available to explain just how wrong she was about her father.
What would we do without mansplainers? Answer: live our lives in peace.
Maybe he didn’t realize he was talking to MLK’s daughter, but his tweet was pretty uncalled for, regardless.
Obviously, people were quick to point out to the mansplainer just how inappropriate his tweet was.
It’s one thing to give your opinion when no one asked for it.
But to act as though you knew a man better than his own daughter? That’s pretty darn bold.
It was around that time that we imagine the mansplainer probably wished he could crawl into a hole.
Not only was he mansplaining; he was also whitesplaining — condescendingly explaining something to a person of color while assuming they don’t understand it themselves.
It gets even more egregious.
The mansplainer tried to make the point that people who are protesting by taking a knee at sports games are not protesting peacefully enough.
Luckily, there were plenty of people ready to point out that taking a knee is, in fact, about as peaceful as a protest could possibly get.
Are you really going to tell someone they’re kneeling too loudly?
It's nice to know that even though mansplainers lurk within Twitter, the social platform is also filled with people who will show mansplainers just how unwelcome they are.
While everyone rushing to King’s defense was great, her response to the mansplainer was by far the best part of the entire exchange…