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Man Named Brett Kavanagh Sparks Support Group For Fellow Unfortunately Named Twitter Users

By Graeme Demianyk

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court by retired Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.

Life on social media is hard enough, but imagine if you also very-nearly share a name with a notorious public figure.

Step forward Brett Kavanagh, a shop worker from Kentucky, who one can only guess was having a torrid time as Brett Kavanaugh was about to be appointed to the US Supreme Court.

This is a terrible time to be named Brett Kavanagh

— Brett Kavanagh (@Brett_Kavanagh) October 6, 2018

“This is a terrible time to be named Brett Kavanagh,” he tweeted, and promptly went viral, just before the conservative judge, who faced high-profile sexual assault allegations, was nominated to America’s highest court.

The silver lining, however, appeared to be the outpouring of support from other Twitter users who admitted their name was also something of a burden.

Here’s Susan Collins, who shares the name of a Senator from Maine who voted ‘yes’ to Kavanaugh’s nomination.

Believe me – I feel your pain!

— susan collins (@susancollins826) October 6, 2018

And someone with the same moniker as Donald Trump’s former lawyer – who turned against the US President – has a novel suggestion.

We should have a club

— Not That Michael Cohen (@mdcohen) October 6, 2018

And there was empathy from a man who appears less than thrilled to be caught in the firing line when a right-wing shock jock does his angry thing.

I feel ya…

— Alex Jones ★ (@BaldMan) October 6, 2018

A similar reply came from someone with a close-enough-to-be-annoying name to Ann Coulter, another favourite media figure on the far right.

Ugh… samesies. #NotAnnCoulter

— Anne Cutler (@AnneCutler) October 7, 2018

And there was some insight from someone with the same name as one of the Trump administration’s first break-out stars.

Try being Sean Spicer for the last two years. Passport control in European airports is awfully fun.

— Sean Spicer (@Sean_Spicer65) October 7, 2018

For the record I was Sean Spicer first, as if that matters in cases like this. I’m sure that kind of thing was scant comfort to those named Charles Manson in 1969.

— Sean Spicer (@Sean_Spicer65) October 7, 2018

Ah, and there’s another Mike Pence. But this one is ‘good’, apparently.

Welcome to the club, brother.

— Mike Pence (@goodmikepence) October 6, 2018

The infamous namesake sub-culture stretches well beyond politics.

My commiserations.

— Chris Brown (@abigbucketofwin) October 6, 2018

Though it’s perhaps not as bad for others.

Can only imagine the messages that you get

— Bruce Y. Lee (@bruce_y_lee) October 7, 2018

pretty much why I went to film school

— James Cameron (@Mrnoital) October 7, 2018

So does Michael Scott here, though in a less distressing way.

— Michael James Scott (@CampainMikeMO) October 6, 2018

Whether American academic John Lewis, who tolerates Twitter feedback to the retailer’s Christmas advert each, has joined the support group is yet to be confirmed.

Via:: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/brett-kavanagh-kavanaugh-name-twitter_uk_5bba20afe4b028e1fe3e6e2b