This week Georgia election worker Ruby Freeman admitted she has not worn her Lady Ruby shirt after she was falsely accused of voter fraud by former President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
In Freeman’s January 6 committee testimony, she mentioned how she once “proudly” wore the top. The shirt referenced her nickname but said she would now “never wear it again.”
Following her emotional testimony, some users online have wondered if they can get their own to show their support.
Ruby Freeman wore her Lady Ruby shirt on election day in 2020
Ruby Freeman and her daughter Wandrea “Shaye” Moss were election workers in Georgia who worked together during the 2020 election at the State Farm Arena.
During this time Freeman and her daughter were pulled into a false narrative of ballot fraud. It came following accusations from former President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
This week Freeman and her daughter testified about their experiences in Congress on Tuesday (21 June). In a taped hearing, Freeman explained how on election day, she “proudly” wore a Lady Ruby shirt. It referenced the nickname that she had become known under in her community in Georgia.
She explained: “I wore a shirt that proudly proclaimed that I was and I am Lady Ruby. I had that shirt in every colour. I wore that shirt on election day 2020.”
However, she went on to add that after everything that has happened, she hasn’t worn it again. She then admitted she would “never wear it again.”
Freeman’s Lady Ruby shirt led her to become a target
At the time, Freeman was identified for her purple shirt that she was wearing in the video, which was said to have her business name on it.
NBC reporter Ben Collins has since tweeted about how her Lady Ruby shirt was identified by users on sites like 4chan who were trying to find alleged “evidence” of election fraud.
Twitter users want their own Lady Ruby shirt
Ruby Freeman’s emotional testimony has since captured users across social media.
In particular, users on Twitter have since said they want their own shirt in a show of support for Freeman.
One user wrote: “I feel like we should all wear Lady Ruby shirts…” Another added: “We should all wear Lady Ruby shirts in every colour. Everyday. Lady Ruby deserves to wear her name proudly and without fear.”
The original ‘Lady Ruby’ shirts are not currently being sold but others are available
Following the social media interest in Ruby Freeman’s Lady Ruby shirts, users have wondered if they can buy the shirts from Freeman herself.
Despite this, many Twitter users have said they would support her small business if she chose to reopen it by purchasing a shirt from her.
Some people have already started to make their own Lady Ruby shirts. There also appear to be several designs available across retailers online. However, it’s unclear if any of these other sites are actually affiliated with Freeman, so it may be best to tread with caution.