US Air Force officials said it was "an honest mistake" to name a "Fun Shoot" event after murdered civil rights leader Martin Luther King.
The officials in Georgia said they were “deeply sorry” for distributing flyers to promote the "Martin Luther King Jr. Fun Shoot" event and have removed them.
The event is still listed on its website, although the name of Martin Luther King has been omitted, as reported by RT.
Military base pulls 'Martin Luther King Jr. FUN SHOOT' flyers. They are braindead to come up with this idea. Awful pic.twitter.com/Tl8l8W1GUu— Black Eye (@BlackEyeBlog) January 15, 2016
The adverts said shooters could pay $20 for two rounds and a lunch, with awards for pro and novice categories.
A press release by Robins Air Force base spokesman Roland Leach said the air base would provide “remedial training” for those involved in the poster.
“We realized the inappropriateness of the advertisement several days ago and immediately began removing the flyer. There was no malice of forethought in the flyer’s creation and it was never the base’s intention to portray Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in a negative light. It was an honest mistake, to which we’ve personally counseled the parties involved and will provide them with remedial training and appropriate oversight to prevent this sort of inattention from occurring in the future.”