Stars Pay Tribute To Martin Luther King Jr. – See Celebrity MLK Day Messages

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It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and stars are taking to social media to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy and the impact he made on race relations in America. See celebrity tweets and tributes below.

President Obama tweeted, “Today we honor a man who challenged us to bend the arc of the moral universe towards justice. Let’s keep working to realize Dr. King’s dream. Sean “Diddy” Combs expressed, “A drive for success suits you to go after change. Thank you Dr. King for helping us all to #DreamBIG.” And Marlee Matlin posted a photo of Dr. King, along with his quote, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” She added, “Happy MLK Day.”

Bob Saget also quoted Dr. King by tweeting, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Elisabeth Hasselbeck shared a photo of her kids drawing in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and wrote, “Our kids morning giving #thank for the #brave and #strong and #loving #martinlutherking #mlk #mlkday #Gratitude #love #SpeakLife.”

Kris Jenner posted a photo of Dr. King and tweeted, “Light & love” #mlkday #martinlutherking.” “We are all effected by one another. Which makes one of Dr. King’s questions really hit home: Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘what are you doing for others?’ How will you change the world around you for the better?” wrote Sophia Bush. Meanwhile, Kerry Washington posted a YouTube link to one of Dr. King’s speeches, along with the caption, “He had more than just a dream. #MLKDay Wanted to share one of his speeches that moves me most…Find 20min. Listen.”

Mark Ruffalo tweeted, “Happy Martin Luther King day. Thank the universes for his decency, strength and righteousness.” And Patricia Heaton wrote, “Life’s most persistent question is ‘what are you doing for others?'” Gossip Cop will continue to add updates throughout the day as more stars pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.


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