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‘Reading Rainbow’ host LeVar Burton mistaken for LaVar Ball on Twitter

| November 22, 2017

LeVar Burton

“Reading Rainbow” host LeVar Burton said social media users have been mistakening him for basketball patriarch LaVar Ball, who has been embroiled in a highly publicized spat with President Trump.




On Tuesday, Burton addressed the mix-up by tweeting out a few articles stating that he had been receiving hate mail meant for Ball. He included the hashtag #bydhttmwfi, a reference to his “Reading Rainbow” tag line, “but you don’t have to take my word for it.”

Brent Spiner, Burton’s “Star Trek: The Next Generation” co-star, teased the actor about it and said: “If you cared about our President, you’d change your name.” Burton wrote back with “Ha…!”

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