JetBlue apologizes after cop-killer Assata Shakur featured in Black History Month tribute

(JetBlue was forced to apologize after honoring convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur as part of Black History Month at a JFK airport terminal in New York | Photo credit: FOX NEWS)

JetBlue was forced to apologize Thursday after honoring convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur as part of Black History Month at a John F. Kennedy International terminal in New York.

The airline removed the poster after an image of the Shakur tribute appeared on social media.

“The intention was always to unite our crewmembers and customers around the importance of Black History Month and we apologize for any offense the poster may have caused,” a JetBlue spokesman said in a statement, according to FOX 29 Philadelphia.

The image of Shakur, also known as Joanne Chesimard, was in the exhibit for 21 days before one flier noticed.

“Became the first woman to be placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list after escaping to Cuba from prison where she was serving a life sentence for the 1973 murder of a police officer,” one of the bullet points read.