From 1983 to 2006, LeVar Burton fostered a love of books in millions of children while instilling the value of reading for all as host of the PBS series Reading Rainbow.
Children learned they could "go anywhere" and "be anything" according to the theme song, as we all know finishes with:
"Take a look, it's in a book, a reading rainbow."
Sadly for Burton, it seems not everyone is on board with reading.
He recently found out rapper and fashion designer Ye claims he never read a book.
In the interview below, Ye compared reading to eating Brussels sprouts.
Burton responded with a Tweet.
The Roots and Star Trek: The Next Generation actor posted:
"Hmmm… I’m going have to take Mr. West at his word."
"I hope however, that he shares a different message with the children enrolled in the school he’s founded named after his mother, who was an professor of English."
"I’m fairly certain she read a book or two."
Burton is referring to Donda Academy, Ye's private school he named after his late mother Donda West who was an English professor.
Twitter users replied to Burton, most of them thanking Burton for nurturing their love of reading and some even sharing how shows like Reading Rainbow helped them learn English.
And finally, someone posted:
We have to agree.
Perhaps if Ye tuned in to PBS, he would have loved books.