Hey look, President Obama starred in a Buzzfeed video, and it’s about as divisive as his entire presidency. Facebook feeds are clogged with people praising the president’s willingness to make fun of himself and connection with modern media, while some are criticizing him for diminishing the prestige of the presidency.
The Washington Post even posted an article titled “Which image of Obama mugging for BuzzFeed’s cameras diminishes the presidency the most, ranked,” presumably to keep in line with Buzzfeed’s reporting style when discussing the video.
But here’s a better question: is it funny? Does Obama have the comedic timing necessary to make these bits work? You decide, and let us know what you think.