As part of its effort to convince Americans to get their booster shots to fight against COVID-19, President Joe Biden tapped music groups including Pentatonix and the Jonas Brothers to stump for the cause. But even leftists weren’t impressed.
Now, Fox News reports that a video mocking the Biden White House’s collaboration with the Jonas Brothers is going viral in conservative circles.
The spinoff video, which was first shared by @JohnHackerLA on Twitter, draws attention to some of Biden’s biggest failures thus far as president, including overseeing rising gas prices and heightened inflation.
— john (@johnhackerla) December 18, 2021
Joe Biden and the Jonas Brothers
As of Monday, the clip had been viewed on Twitter more than 109,000 times. It has also garnered the attention of thousands who retweeted it, including political leaders like Sean Spicer.
In the video that inspired the spinoff, first shared on social media by the Jonas Brothers, the band’s members lip sync to another viral video from inside the White House. The original video also features a cameo from President Biden.
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Americans left cringing
According to the New York Post, the clip from the Jonas Brothers and a similar video featuring singing group Pentatonix quickly drew the ire of Twitter users — and not just those on the right.
“Wow. Never thought I’d see the day where I actively hate the Jonas Brothers but here we are,” one person wrote, according to the Post. Another opined: “I wish to be fully vaccinated against cringe.”
Spicer, who served as White House press secretary under President Donald Trump, chimed in: “[COVID] cases on the rise but the focus is on cute TikToks.”
It’s clear the pop culture references failed to impress Americans, who already aren’t sold on President Biden’s job performance. The latest polling has put his approval numbers at a dismal 41% — and between record levels of inflation, a crisis in the supply chain, an ongoing labor shortage, and a disastrous response to migration at the U.S.–Mexico border, it’s not hard to see why.