Comedian Russell Kane asks people to stop tagging him in post about man charged with Idaho murders
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Comedian Russell Kane has asked people to stop tagging him in posts about the man charged with the horrific Idaho murders.
In case you missed it, the US case unfolded on 13 November when Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle, 20, were brutally killed.
The four university students were stabbed to death in their rental home near the University of Idaho campus, with police describing the crime scene as the 'worst they'd ever seen'.
For weeks detectives were no closer to determining a suspect, but this all changed on Friday (30 December) when a man named Bryan Christopher Kohberger was arrested in eastern Pennsylvania in relation to the case.
The Moscow Police Department followed up with a press conference in which prosecutors and officers said that the 28-year-old had been charged with four counts of first-degree murder.
A mug shot of the suspect was also shared, and this is where Kane comes in.
With new details emerging about the ongoing investigation, Brits noticed the similarities between the pair's appearances.
Of all the people in the public eye to be your doppelgänger, pretty sure quadruple murder suspect has to be one of the worst.
But that hasn't stopped people from inundating the 47-year-old comedian with messages and tags about Kohberger to let him know just how much the killer reminds them of him.
Clearly he's had enough of it now, as he took to Twitter to ask people to stop.
Sharing side by side images of the two, which only goes to show just how similar they look, he wrote: "Please stop telling me I look like a murderer in America. At least 100 messages today."
Unsurprisingly, Kane received a fair bit of banter in the comments, with many pointing out some of his other lookalikes ranging from Emiliano Martinez to Andy McClusky.
Others just stated the obvious. "I mean, you do though," wrote one alongside laughing emojis, while another said: "I saw his pic and it’s definitely your doppelgänger."
A third added: "Well now that you’ve shown it and we’ve seen it, actually..."
Some explained that they'd noticed the similarities but didn't bother to message him, including this person who said: "Oh so glad I saw it and didn't tweet you. I definitely saw the similarity."
A second chimed in: "I saw the pic and did think it briefly though, didn’t feel the need to message you though lol!"
And then there were those who didn't see resemblance at all: "You look nothing like him...those who've said you do need to have their eyes tested."
If that last commenter is right, there are a lot of people who need to need to get their eyes tested.