John Legend comes in the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
John Legend appeared in a Twitter ad Wednesday contrasting Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. released the ad, in which the famous singer and actor to explain why he thinks that Kavanaugh is “unfit” to become a member of the nation’s highest court.
“Who is the next Judge of the Supreme court, the decision of a life-span of your life,” said the Legend, 39. “Brett Kavanaugh’s disturbing views about the things that matter most, and are rushed confirmation process make him unfit for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.”
The ad goes to a group of people who say that the Supreme court will make decisions that affect their lives.
“This autumn, your senators vote on Kavanaugh,” Legend added, stating: “How they vote will impact you for a lifetime. Tell them to vote on Kavanaugh. Remember, they answer to you.”
Note: There is too much risk. Join @johnlegend #StopKavanaugh.
Tell your Senators #VoteNo: https://t.co/YWvrc8gso0 pic.twitter.com/uFunxhlgX6
— Legal Defense Fund (@NAACP_LDF) September 19, 2018
Legend is not the first star to voice his opinion about Kavanaugh’s nomination. Julia Louis-Dreyfus tweeted on Monday that they have signed a letter in support of her fellow graduate, Professor Christine Blasey Ford, who has been accused Kavanaugh of sexual abuse of her.
I was class of ’79 and signed this letter. https://t.co/5ssttu9uzT
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) September 17, 2018
The accusations brought against Kavanaugh last week, date back to the 1980s, when Ford claims that the Supreme Court nominee, while at the high school, pinned her down, tried to remove her bathing suit and put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream.
Ford’s lawyer, Debra Katz, said that her client as “an attempt to rape.”
Upon learning of Ford’s claims, the Senate Judiciary Committee overseeing the confirmation of Kavanaugh invited her to testify under oath in a public or private institution.
Katz at first said that her client would be willing to appear before the panel, but on Tuesday evening, Ford said that she wants the FBI to investigate her claim before she accepted an invitation to share her story with the committee.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.