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Twitter mob attacks wrong Kenny Havard after stripper age 'joke' amendment


Tweet from @KennyHavard
Tweet from @KennyHavard

It's been a rough few days for Kenny Havard.

Both of them.

One Havard — the Louisiana state representative — gained national ire Thursday over his words spouted from the Senate floor. State Rep. Havard proposed an amendment to fellow legislators that the maximum age for strippers in the state should be 28 and the maximum weight should be 160 pounds.

When a Twitter mob outraged by Havard's comments wanted to attack him directly via social media, most found a man unaffiliated with the Louisiana politician to lash out to.

Kenny Havard, a dentist from Texas, owns the twitter handle (@KennyHavard), which felt the brunt of the attacks.

The Louisiana politician name doppelganger hadn't tweeted anything for nearly two years, but an angry Twitter mob still came after him before reading his bio.

To read the rest of the story, visit the New Orleans Advocate.