LeVar Burton bombarded with angry tweets from Trump fans who think he’s LaVar Ball
You might have read a little something about LaVar Ball and Donald Trump having a feud going on lately. It turns out most Trump supporters have as well and they are not happy with LaVar. The problem is, they are taking it out on the wrong one.
It all started when LaVar’s UCLA basketball player son LiAngelo was busted in China for shoplifting. Trump was over there for other reasons and spoke to President Xi about the situation and the three players who stole some sunglasses were allowed to return to the US.
Then, LaVar didn’t thank Trump, though his son did. Nevertheless, true to form, the president got angry and started tweeting, saying, “I should have left them in jail!”
Next, LaVar does an interview with CNN that went completely wild. Host Chris Cuomo couldn’t get over the fact that LaVar refused to thank Trump but Ball was steadfast in his position.
Washed up actor – Check
Son caught stealing in China – Check
Trump still president – Check
But none of that is true huh?… lol
— Sophie frm Chiraq (@Lil_Popsicle) November 21, 2017
— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) November 21, 2017
Now, poor LeVar Burton, of Reading Rainbow and Star Trek fame, has gotten roped into this mess because angry Trump supporters are mistaking him for LaVar Ball.
Burton brought the situation to light on Twitter after receiving multiple angry tweets.
Read some of the mad tweets he has been getting below.
@levarburton You're a has been actor with a thief for a son and Trump is the president of the United States. Get the picture?
— markconte (@proseman) November 21, 2017
All around dumbass and racist @Lil_Popsicle legit confused LeVar Burton with LeVar Ball and rage tweeted the former to call him ungrateful for all Trump did for his kid…do you even recognize the racism of confusing one black LeVar for another and not caring?
— Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) November 21, 2017
— LayWoman Veronica for Christ ✝???? ?? (@OfficiantR) November 21, 2017