Viewers of a video put out by YouTube and NASA that featured Vice President Kamala Harris and five child actors paid to participate mostly panned the offering and said that Harris was over-dramatic and talked down to the children.
The almost 10-minute video, “Vice President Kamala Harris and an Astronaut? What a Day,” was made to celebrate World Space Week, but it apparently flopped, if viewers’ reactions are any indicator.
Not a good look
Harris reportedly spoke in a babyish voice to the preteens in the video, at one point dramatically telling them that they were going to see craters on the moon ” with your own eyes” and pointing to her own eyes. It is possible tfor anyone to see craters on the moon with the naked eye, however.
“She’s not allowed to speak to adults anymore,” Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) commented sarcastically on Twitter.
“It comes across as a trailer from a movie where the fun and engaging teacher is secretly a serial killer who collects the heads of the children she takes to Space Camp,” Joanne Mason reflected in another tweet.
As if Tuesday afternoon, the video has 266,000 views, but only 2,200 likes and over 12,000 thumbs down, which means it was what social media calls “ratioed,” an unfavorable reaction.
Another Harris failure
Harris was named the chair of the National Space Council in May, probably to take the heat off her dramatic failure as the border czar. The council has not met since she was named, another do-nothing position to try to make her feel important.
She has been criticized by Republicans and Democrats alike for her performance as Vice President, and until the Afghanistan debacle, had lower approval ratings than President Joe Biden, which is unusual.
The White House said Tuesday that it didn’t choose the children for the video and wasn’t aware that YouTube had done casting calls for the roles.
YouTube defended the video, saying that it was following the typical procedure for a “non-scripted” children’s show.
The video was billed as a pilot, meaning that more videos in a series “Get curious with Kamala Harris” could be coming in the future.