RFK Jr. apologizes to family for Super Bowl ad echoing JFK’s

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. apologized to his household for the $7 million Tremendous Bowl marketing campaign advert paying homage to his assassinated uncle, former President John F. Kennedy — whereas nonetheless pushing it on his social media.

“I’m so sorry if the Tremendous Bowl commercial precipitated anybody in my household ache,” the impartial presidential candidate wrote on X late Sunday after relations condemned the likeness to JFK’s marketing campaign within the Sixties.

“The advert was created and aired by the American Values Tremendous PAC with none involvement or approval from my marketing campaign.

“FEC guidelines prohibit tremendous PAC’s from consulting with me or my employees,” he wrote. “I like you all. God bless you.”

Nonetheless, he pinned the 30-second industrial on his official account on X, which means followers have been hit with that earlier than reaching his apology. He additionally shared it on Instagram.

“Our momentum is rising. It’s time for an Unbiased President to heal the divide in our nation,” he wrote on X whereas selling the video, which had been seen greater than 2.4 million occasions on the positioning.

A few of his household had been fast to sentence the advert, which featured the identical catchy tune as JFK’s campaign commercial, with the identical cartoons and photographs of JFK — however many modified to RFK Jr.

Unbiased presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy apologized to his household after an excellent PAC supporting him aired a Tremendous Bowl industrial echoing that of his well-known uncle. Chris DuMond/Shutterstock

“My cousin’s Tremendous Bowl advert used our uncle’s faces — and my mom’s,” wrote Bobby Shriver, a nephew of JFK. “She can be appalled by his lethal well being care views.

“Respect for science, vaccines, well being care fairness have been in her DNA.”

Mark Shriver then shared the post, writing: “I agree with my brother, easy as that.”

RFK Jr.’s 30-second industrial featured the identical catchy tune as John F. Kennedy’s marketing campaign industrial, with the identical cartoons and photographs of JFK. However most of the photographs featured within the unique industrial have been modified to photographs of RFK Jr. Robert F. Kennedy Jr

The presidential candidate later replied on to Bobby, once more saying it was the results of an excellent PAC and he had no foreknowledge of it.

“I ship you and your loved ones my sincerest apologies,” RFK Jr. wrote. “God bless you.”

RFK Jr. defined in a submit on X that the advert was created by an excellent PAC and he had no involvement in it. Robert F. Kennedy Jr
Bobby Shriver slammed his cousin for the $7 million spot on Sunday. X/bobbyshriver

The advert was funded by the American Values 2024 Tremendous PAC, which was co-founded by Tony Lyons.

“RFK Jr. gives us actual change together with freedom, belief and hope,” Lyons mentioned.

“Like his uncle and his father, Kennedy is a corruption fighter, and it’s no marvel the DNC is making an attempt each previous trick and inventing new tips to cease him. The general public sees by means of all of it and received’t stand for it.”

RFK Jr. is at present solely on the poll in Utah.

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