There's nothing worse than being mistaken for someone you really, really don't like.
Stephen King knows this better than most.
The famed horror author shares a name with Rep. Steve King, the Republican Congressman from Iowa. That's the same guy who recently made headlines when he questioned whether the human race would still exist if rape and incest had never happened. Yep, really.
On Wednesday night, Stephen King posted a pretty simple statement on Twitter: "Let's get 1 thing straight, I'm not THAT Steve King."
Let's get 1 thing straight. I'm not THAT Steve King.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 15, 2019
King's son, the author Joe Hill, shared a similar, pretty relatable sentiment.
Couldn’t he be named Shep King? Or Stanley King? Or Sidney King? Really anything except Steve King? https://t.co/mw1AxyAe6d
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) August 14, 2019
This isn't the first time Steve King (the politician) has caused controversy.
This isn't the first time Stephen King's tried to distance himself from the guy, either.
Iowans, for personal reasons I hope you’ll vote Steve King out. I’m tired of being confused with this racist dumbbell.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 4, 2018
Maybe 2020 will be the year...