In two now deleted posts, two different Madison County Officials sparked some controversy on Facebook regarding the Kavanaugh hearings.
In the first, Berea City Councilor Jerry Little put up a picture of a seemingly drunken woman falling out of a car with the caption “Another Kavanaugh Accuser comes Forward”.
Hundreds of comments and screenshots ensued, and Little since published this apology on his page:
“I want to sincerely apologize to anyone that was offended by a post that was shared for a short time on my facebook page. I have always respected everyone regardless of sex, color, age, religion, etc. My wife does not have a facebook page and uses mine from time to time. She, as many others, feel that Judge Kavanaugh is being treated biased and unfairly by the media and shared an inappropriate post on my facebook. When I saw this post I immediately deleted it from my page. However, before it was deleted others took screenshots and have shared hoping to do harm. They have used this an opportunity to attack me personally hoping to damage my reputation. I have been a member of this community for a very long time and hope those that know me personally will overlook this attack. I wish I would have had the chance to explain the situation before it got to this point. In no way do I condone violence or any mistreatment towards women or anyone for that matter. I understand that sometimes my views on certain matters may differ from others politically but I have and will always do what I feel is best for the citizens of Berea. Please share.”
County Magistrate Candidate for the 3rd district Billy Ray Hughes posed the more graphic photo, seen in this post, followed by this apology:
“Folks, I need to come clean. I posted an inappropriate picture on someone’s Facebook page. It was a mistake, I took it down an apologized. I am sorry if I have offended any of my followers. I have learned a painful and valuable lesson. Thank you for your understanding. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.”