Kennedy Super Bowl Ad Causes Family Drama

( – Independent presidential candidate and former Democrat Robert F. Kennedy Jr. apologized to extended relatives who took issue with a campaign ad created and promoted by a third-party organization. The brief 30-second spot is a derivative of an old campaign commercial for his uncle, the late John F. Kennedy, and featured a “Kennedy” themed jingle with scrolling images of RFK which were spliced in over JFK’s image.

American Values 2024 is the political action committee (PAC) that created and paid for the spot to be aired during the Super Bowl. PACs are legally distinct entities from campaigns and are forbidden from collaborating with the campaigns due to campaign finance law.

RFK’s cousins, Mark and Bobby Shriver, complained in comments posted to X (formerly Twitter) that their mother’s likeness appeared in the ad, along with their uncle which they found offensive. Claiming his mother “would be appalled by his [RFK’s] deadly health care views,” Bobby Shriver highlighted his own “health care work” with ONECampaign and RED – two nonprofits that take large, recurrent donations from pharmaceutical companies like Merck.

Taking the high road, RFK Jr. apologized for any offense felt by members of his family and reminded them that he still loved them regardless and had nothing to do with the advertisement. Despite his comments, the ad is still pinned to the top of RFK’s timeline on X.

RFK has frequently attacked the medical industrial complex as a profit-seeking venture that frequently neglects safety concerns about vaccines. It’s somewhat comical for Bobby Shriver to suggest RFK’s views are “deadly” in the wake of the previous pandemic where multiple injections touted as “safe and effective” for a viral cough turned out to be neither.

Kennedy is so disliked by the establishment that the New York Times ran a hit piece on him when his campaign was announced, accusing RFK of spreading “misinformation.” The New York Times may be projecting a bit with that accusation after previously printing “misinformation” regarding the Hunter Biden laptop story, the Steele Dossier, and coverage of the pandemic’s origins, to give a few examples.

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