'This is a terrible time to be named Brett Kavanagh': Kentucky man who shares the same name as the controversial judge reveals how he's been BOMBARDED with messages over the past couple of weeks
- Brett Kavanagh shares the same name as controversial Judge Brett Kavanaugh
- He went viral after tweeting: 'This is a terrible time to be named Brett Kavanagh'
- The 27-year-old Kentucky man says he's been bombarded with angry messages on Twitter, with users mistaking him for the Judge
- He works in sales and says he's had to change his pitch following Judge's scandal
- Kavanagh says: 'It's been a crazy couple of weeks'
- But he's not alone – Twitter users who share names with Mike Pence, Michael Cohen and Susan Collins said they too have been wrongfully attacked
By Marlene Lenthang For Dailymail.com
Published: 20:38 EDT, 7 October 2018 | Updated: 21:36 EDT, 7 October 2018
As the internet erupted with fury over the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court – one man with nearly the exact same name as the Judge wrongfully received a whole lot of flack.
Kentucky man Brett Kavanagh, 27, doesn't have a whole lot in common with the controversial judge, except for his name.
As the Judge's nomination to the Supreme Court dominated headlines, the clothing store supplier said he was mistaken for the politician on Twitter and mercilessly attacked.
On Friday Kavanagh said he reached a breaking point and tweeted: 'This is a terrible time to be named Brett Kavanagh.
Kentucky man Brett Kavanagh, 27, (left) has revealed the downside of sharing the same name as the controversial newly sworn in Judge Brett Kananaugh, 53 (right)
On Friday he tweeted: 'This is a terrible time to be named Brett Kavanaugh', which went viral with one million likes at 161,000 retweets
His hilarious tweet instantly went viral racking up a million likes and 161,000 retweets.
Kavanagh said he couldn't take it when his name became the hottest topic of conversation last week and his phone was inundated with Twitter notifications.
He's been tagged in mean tweets and criticized for his judicial philosophy by angry Twitter users bombarding his account, as the real judge does not have a Twitter profile.
'Dude, it was literally like a machine gun. It was like my phone caught a virus. It was constantly vibrating,' Kavanagh said to the Louisville Courier Journal.
'I had a couple of beers and I was like 'You know what, I'm just going to throw this out there. I thought to myself, "This is a terrible time to be named Brett Kavanagh,"' he added.
Even his boss said the online crazy got out of control.
'I told him, "You've got to be kidding me." It started with a joke here or there. But then it became crazy as the process went on,' Kavanagh's boss Landon Wade said.
Now Kavanagh, a salesman, says he has to change his whole pitch following the Supreme Court nominee's scandal.
'The first thing I say is my name is Brett Kavanagh. 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,' he said.
Not the Judge: The clothing company salesman says he's even had to change his pitch after he'd say his name and customers would get confused
But he isn't alone. Twitter users who share the pain of having the same name as politicians rallied behind Kavanagh
A Twitter user named Michael Cohen – sharing the same name as Trump's controversial personal lawyer – said: 'How's it going fellas' in reply to Kavanagh's tweet
A Twitter fan named Paul Ryan joined the mix saying: 'Are you guys coming to my retirement party?'
A woman named Susan Collins – just like the Republican Maine senator who voted to confirm Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court – said 'I feel your pain!'
A woman named Anne Cutler said 'Ugh…samesies' referring to how she's often mistaken for conservative commentator Ann Coulter
But it turns out he isn't the only one to suffer from sharing a politician's name.
A Twitter user named Mike Pence – just as the Vice President – responded to Kavanagh's tweet saying: 'Welcome to the club, brother'.
Another user named Michael Cohen – like Donald Trump's former personal lawyer – responded saying: 'How's it going, fellas'.
Yet another Twitter fan named Paul Ryan, just as the Speaker of the House, tweeted: 'Are you guys coming to my retirement party?'
Kavanagh says he's awestruck with going viral.
'I never use Twitter. I had 127 followers. Now, I see that celebrities on Instagram are screenshotting it and my phone is just blowing up,' he said.
However he says he doesn't really have an opinion on Kavanaugh who was confirmed onto the Supreme Court on Saturday.
'I don’t know the guy. We have the same name, our hair is kind of parted in the same direction. That’s about it … oh, and we both like beer,' he said.
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