Some Illiterate 'They All Look Alike' Trump Supporters Are Sending Hate Mail To LeVar Burton Confusing Him For LaVar Ball

LeVar Burton, Donald Trump, LaVar Ball

Some Illiterate 'They All Look Alike' Trump Supporters Are Sending Hate Mail To LeVar Burton Confusing Him For LaVar Ball

"Can't even racist right."

Published November 22, 2017

LeVar Burton is a veteran actor, probably best known for his roles in Star Trek and the 1977 TV miniseries Roots, as well as hosting PBS's popular former children's series, Reading RainbowLaVar Ball is the outspoken dad of three basketball player sons, Los Angeles Lakers' rookie point guard, Lonzo Ball, UCLA guard LiAngelo Ball, and LaMelo Ball, and is the mind behind their Big Baller Brand. 

Easy enough to decipher the difference between the two, right? Well, try explaining that to some "they all look alike" President Trump supporters.

After watching LaVar Ball blast the celebrity-in-chief during a live CNN interview earlier in the week, a group of Trump supporters mistook LeVar Burton for the basketball father whose son LiAngelo was arrested for shoplifting in China before the president helped return him and his two UCLA teammates back to L.A.

So these confused Trump supporters flooded Burton with hate mail and tweets, instead of LaVar Ball, as spotted by the New York Daily News.

“You're a has been actor with a thief for a son and Trump is the president of the United States. Get the picture?” one person tweeted, as reported by the Daily News.

Another Trump supporter tweeted: “LaVar Burton broke the rules of good manners. He insulted our president and the president of China. He should be ashamed that his son dishonored him by stealing."

This can't be life! Well, the only positive about Trump supporters mistaking LeVar Burton for LaVar Ball is all the hilarious reactions from people making fun of them. Check some of those out below.

  1. These trump supporters were probably like ...


  2. But seriously ... how, sway!?

    Shaking our heads.

  3. And that led to this IG comment, which wins the internet today, about these confused trump supporters
    (Photo: Sydneyteese via Instagram)


  4. Or could this explain it?


  5. Perhaps they never watched 'Star Trek,' 'Reading Rainbow' and most definitely 'Roots'

    Good grief.

  6. And if any of these Trump supporters did watch 'Reading Rainbow,' it's clear that ...

    Not a thing.

  7. But 'Reading Rainbow' fans are like ...


  8. This is the way LeVar Burton should have introduced himself to these Trump supporters bashing him ...

    LeVar Burton is not LaVar Ball. Got it, guys?

Written by BET Staff

(Photos from Left: Noam Galai/WireImage, Rolex Dela Pena/AFP/Getty Images, Kevork S. Djansezian)


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