The cousin of Martin Luther King Jr.’s wife, Coretta Scott King, has called the newly-unveiled statue celebrating the civil rights icon a ‘woke‘ waste of money.
The 20-foot-high piece ‘The Embrace’ depicts the famous hug between the two civil rights leaders after MLK Jr. learned he had won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
Seneca Scott, King’s cousin and a failed candidate for mayor of Oakland in 2022, spoke out against the statue Sunday.
He claimed that ‘ten million dollars were wasted’ on the statue of his cousin’s late husband, who he described as being members of ‘one of the all time great American families’.
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