Michael Blackson is a person that pulls no punches when he makes jokes, but on Monday (January 17), the comedian’s humor did not sit right with a lot of his followers. He asked what some believe an unbelievable question about Dr. Michael Luther King Jr. on yesterday’s federal holiday. As tributes and remembrances flooded social media to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Michael Blackson asked a sensitive question about the civil rights activist on social media, bringing up King Jr.’s alleged “white side chick.”

“I don’t mean to start no sheet but I heard that Martin Luther King had a white side chick. Is it true,” asked Blackson on Twitter. “I’m just a beechn***a from a little village so please let me know.”

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Blackson is seemingly referring to Betty Moitz, a woman that claimed in 2016 that she and King Jr. were “madly in love” when they were young. However, their relationship was more serious than Blackson leads on, as they seemingly were both heartbroken after splitting up.

The question didn’t go over well with many of the comedian’s fans, including fellow funnyman Katt Williams.