Daughter of the Late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blasts Jonathan Majors for Comparing Meagan Good to Her Mother, Coretta Scott King

by Xara Aziz
Left: France 24/Right: Instagram @meagangood

The daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King wants to let us know that her mother was nothing like Meagan Good, the girlfriend to Jonathan Majors who was recently convicted of assault and harassment.

Last month, audio recording during the trial of the Creed III actor revealed him telling his then-girlfriend to behave more like Coretta Scott King and Michelle Obama.

Social media went into a tizzy, with even the youngest daughter to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking out.

“My mother wasn’t a prop,” King posted on social media. “She was a peace advocate before she met my father and was instrumental in him speaking out against the Vietnam War. Please understand…my mama was a force.” 

Majors, 34, was found guilty of misdemeanor assault and harassment last month after he was involved in a domestic dispute un New York with Grace Jabbari. In an interview on Good Morning America, he said he was shocked by the verdict.

He was then asked to speak on his relationship with Good, to which he said she has been “an angel. She’s held me down like a Coretta. I’m so blessed to have her.” 

Yet again, social media users had words.

“Reducing Coretta Scott King to a ‘ride or die chick’ is pathetic,” one user wrote.

“Coretta Scott King was not a sidekick. She was an activist before and after MLK’s death, mobilized Black voters & was a political force for decades,” another chimed in. “She was not a silent trophy wife. Don’t say you ‘want a Coretta’ if you don’t want a Black woman who will hold you accountable.”

But on Meagan Good’s Instagram page, commenters were singing another tune.

“Yes Coretta Scott King Majors. You better work,” one user commented.

“That’s right get it Coretta,” another wrote.

In 2017, King penned a heartfelt Op-Ed for Huffington Post about her mother’s legacy, including sharing with the world that in addition to being by her husband’s side during the height of the Civil Rights movement, her mother was a talented musician and ardent activist who championed for equality.

“Before she was a King, my mother was a peace advocate, a courageous leader and an accomplished artist,” King wrote. “When my father, Martin Luther King, Jr., encountered her in Boston, he encountered a whole woman, a woman of substance, a woman who, as the traditional black Baptist church still sings, had ‘a charge to keep, a God to glorify.”

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