A Kentucky man went viral this week after going online to lament the fact that his name is similar to that of Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee who was confirmed after a weeks-long controversy involving multiple allegations of assault.
Kentucky’s Brett Kavanagh, who spells his name without a “u,” told local outlet Louisville Courier Journal that it became increasingly “crazy” having the same name as a man who was at the center of a dramatic nationwide controversy.
Kavanagh went viral with a tweet saying “This is a terrible time to be named Brett Kavanagh,” which has been “liked” over one million times and retweeted more than 162,000 times.
He said that he is in sales and has to start phone calls by saying his full name.
“The first thing I say is my name is Brett Kavanagh,” he said. “And literally the first reactions is ‘Wait, what did you just say?’ I have to stop and explain it’s been a crazy couple of weeks.”
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