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UPDATED 8-13-20: The Cain estate has changed the account’s bio and branding to reflect that he is no longer operating it. See below.Original Post: People don’t like to speak ill of the recently deceased, but that courtesy didn’t extend to the deceased’s estate on Wednesday after the Twitter account that belonged to Herman Cain shared a link to an article attacking Joe Biden and Kamala Harris — two weeks after the businessman and Republican politician’s unfortunate death.Wednesday afternoon, the account tweeted “Just in case you thought Biden’s candidacy was going to be anything other than completely nuts, team Trump has released a new video. JoeBiden KamalaHarris,” with a link to a Donald Trump campaign video attempting to suggest Joe Biden is a racist. A Republican criticizing the Democratic presidential ticket isn’t particularly unusual of course, but the tweet was written as though it was by the owner of the Twitter account.Of course, it wasn’t Cain who tweeted the article, as he died July 30 after a month-long battle with COVID-19. It isn’t known where he contracted the illness, which has killed more than 160,000 Americans in less than 5 months, making the U.S. the world’s worst-impacted country by far. But experts say it can take up to two weeks before symptoms present, and 11 days before he tested positive Cain, a major Trump supporter, attended the divisive rally held in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 20. On the day of he was photographed inside the event without wearing a mask.Also Read: Herman Cain, Former GOP Presidential Candidate, Dies at 74 From CoronavirusHerman Cain’s family said in a statement on Aug. 11 that to honor of Cain’s dying wish, they would continue to use his platform to advocate for the issues he cared about. The statement, which you can read here, explained that they would do so with a rotating roster of contributors under the banner “The Cain Gang.” The statement did not say they would continue to operate Cain’s Twitter account without acknowledgment or changes to the account, however.Throughout the night, Cain’s account still displayed his name and bio unchanged, with no mention of the “Cain Gang” or acknowledgment of his death. However, his estate quietly updated the account to reflected “The Cain Gang” branding Thursday morning. See a comparison between the two versions of the account below:It is unclear if the account can retain its verified status now that Cain no longer operates it. Cain’s estate did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap. Representatives for Twitter also did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Also Read: Herman Cain Remembered by Mitt Romney, Rapper Killer Mike and More: 'Formidable Champion of Business, Politics and Policy'Unsurprisingly, thousands of Twitter users criticized or mocked the people who now operate Cain’s account, both for the tweet itself and also in light of the possible circumstances that led to his death.“If you think this is tasteless. Wait till you see the marionette they made so he could give an RNC speech,” one user said.“Herman Cain is literally dead because he went to a Trump rally. Whoever’s in charge of this account should stop tweeting and read a book for the first time in their life,” said another.“People were mostly careful and respectful when Herman Cain passed away from COVID-19, and boy that is going to disappear quickly now that his family and comms team have decided to keep tweeting out new political content under his name,” said another.“Isn’t it a violation of Twitter’s rules to impersonate actual people? At a minimum, the blue check should be revoked. Herman Cain is dead and it is unclear who is pretending to be him when they post with this account,” another said.Also Read: Amber Ruffin Agrees Nobody Has Done More for Black Americans Than Trump (Video)Other users made frequent mention of Cain’s actual status, using memes referring to such pop culture as “Weekend at Bernies” to express contempt for the use of Cain’s account in this manner. See the tweet from Herman Cain’s account, and a sampling of replies to the tweet, below. See a screen capture of the tweet at the top of the page, in case it is later deleted.People were mostly careful and respectful when Herman Cain passed away from COVID-19, and boy that is going to disappear quickly now that his family and comms team have decided to keep tweeting out new political content under his name. https://t.co/dz6kTyJ4fQ— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) August 13, 2020If you think this is tasteless. Wait till you see the marionette they made so he could give an RNC speech https://t.co/DuV5psuHus— Wenzler Powers (@WenzlerPowers) August 13, 2020pic.twitter.com/kgZizrJq5l— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) August 13, 2020Isn't it a violation of Twitter's rules to impersonate actual people? At a minimum, the blue check should be revoked. Herman Cain is dead and it is unclear who is pretending to be him when they post with this account.— RAGEPATH (@ragepath) August 13, 2020Very ghoulish tweeting from a dead man’s account. Then again, very “on brand” for the @GOP.— Maya Contreras (@mayatcontreras) August 13, 2020Would you let this man be dead, PLEASE!— Kellee Nicole Terrell (@kelleent) August 13, 2020pic.twitter.com/PKgw0UKn7a— Yusuf 🔥🌹 (@yusufneedsarest) August 13, 2020pic.twitter.com/JxmeeSfyYN— Mike Makowsky (@mike_makowsky) August 13, 2020Read original story Herman Cain’s Estate Slammed After His Twitter Account Resumes 2 Weeks After His Death: ‘Tasteless’ At TheWrap
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