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 brought on anybody in my household ache,” the impartial presidential candidate wrote on X late Sunday after members of the family 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 workers,” he wrote. “I like you all. God bless you.”
Nonetheless, he pinned the 30-second business on his official account on X, that 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 instances on the location.
A few of his household had been fast to sentence the advert, which featured the identical catchy tune as JFK’s marketing campaign business, with the identical cartoons and images of JFK — however many modified to RFK Jr.
“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 put up, writing: “I agree with my brother, easy as that.”
The presidential candidate later replied on to Bobby, once more saying it was the results of a brilliant PAC and he had no foreknowledge of it.
“I ship you and your loved ones my sincerest apologies,” RFK Jr. wrote. “God bless you.”
The advert was funded by the American Values 2024 Tremendous PAC, which was co-founded by Tony Lyons.
“RFK Jr. presents 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“Like his uncle and his father, Kennedy is a corruption fighter, and it’s no surprise the DNC is attempting each outdated trick and inventing new methods to cease him. The general public sees by way of all of it and gained’t stand for it.”
RFK Jr. is at present solely on the poll in Utah.