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Trump Supporters Mistake Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton for LaVar Ball, Flood Him With Angry Tweets

By Nina / jeudi 23 novembre 2017 10:00
The irony of the man who taught so many to read being bombarded by angry tweets from people who failed to read is not beyond us and all of Twitter is shaking it’s head right now.

This week on What’s He On About Now? Trump takes on LaVar Ball, a businessman and father of three basketball players, after Ball didn’t  publicly thank Trump for bailing his son, LiAngelo, and two other UCLA basketball players of out of jail in China.

Ballers gonna ball

The three college students were arrested for shoplifting, a crime of debatable severity, during Trump’s Asia tour. But after awaiting the public gratitude and praise Trump so desperately needs to sustain his orange glow, he took off on a Twitter rant to berate LaVar Ball, calling him and “ungrateful fool” and “a poor man’s version of Don King but without the hair,” going as far as to say he should have left the men in jail. So, you know, presidential kinds of insults.

While it seems like a frivolous tirade, considering this is a personal issue which the president of the United States should have no time for, there are of course, the loyal Trump supporters who have chimed in to back their man. Unfortunately for them, LaVar Ball is not the only man of than name in existence--a fact that, apparently, had not occurred to many of those chirping their disapproval. As a result, the completely innocent LeVar Burton is being harassed on Twitter.

Take a look, it’s in a book, a reading rainbow

LeVar Burton is a well-known actor and all around great guy famous for his role in Star Trek: The Next Generation and as the host of the PBS show, Reading Rainbow. One of his best qualities though, has got be his sense of humor, which has been shining the last few days as he’s gracefully dealt with the deluge of attacks he’s receiving on behalf of LaVar Ball and all because they almost share the same first name.

Burton didn’t flinch. He laughed it all off easily.

He wasn’t the only one laughing though. Since the confusion started, Twitter has been in hysterics over the irony and ignorance of the mix up.

This Thanksgiving, we should all be thankful for this man right here. LeVar Burton, you not only taught us to read, you’re teaching us how to deal with idiots. God knows we all need help with that these days.

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By  KittyMack  |  6

Yes the funniest part is that the man promotes literacy and is being bothered due to illiteracy. But another detail I would like to focus on: the intended guy's name should be pretty easy to keep in one's memory, considering the family's aggressive marketing of athletic wear named after themselves. I have absolutely zero sports awareness but seeing a row of guys all wearing shirts with "BIG BALLER" emblazoned across them was more than enough to teach me the family name of whoever the heck they are.

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By  KittyMack  |  6

Yes the funniest part is that the man promotes literacy and is being bothered due to illiteracy. But another detail I would like to focus on: the intended guy's name should be pretty easy to keep in one's memory, considering the family's aggressive marketing of athletic wear named after themselves. I have absolutely zero sports awareness but seeing a row of guys all wearing shirts with "BIG BALLER" emblazoned across them was more than enough to teach me the family name of whoever the heck they are.

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