In perfect lockstep with his well-deserved reputation as our nation’s coolest president, The White House announced today that comedian GloZell Green — the YouTube sensation best known for stuffing all sorts of weird things in her mouth to the delight of millions — will interview President Obama after his State of The Union address next Tuesday.
This bright idea, dubbed State of the YOUnion, is a twist on what the White House has done every year since 2010, that is, inviting people around the country to ask the president sundry questions on everything from the economy, to immigration reform, to the Affordable Care Act… and even suggestions on baby names.
Says the White House blog, “We’re inviting a handful of YouTube creators to the White House to talk with the President in person, and you can watch it all live on Thursday, January 22. YouTube creators Bethany Mota, GloZell, and Hank Green (no relation to GloZell) will interview President Obama about the issues care they most about and what they’re hearing from their audiences.”
GloZell, the only African American in the bunch, is a bonafide YouTube superstar. Her channel has more than 3.3 million subscribers and more than 500 million total views; six of her videos have been viewed over 10 million times (see: “Hot Pepper Challenge” for a taste.)
And if you want to get in on the action with POTUS, you can Follow the White House on YouTube, then use #YouTubeAsksObama on your social media channels. Some of your questions may be asked during the interview.
The YouTube interview wil go live on Thursday, January 22. Tune in to to find out if your questions were asked.