(Western Journalism) -- She calls herself the “Queen of YouTube” and “Mother of the Internet.” And she begins virtually all her wacky videos with the quirky question, “Is you okay?”
Her name is GloZell Green — at least that what she calls herself on her incredibly popular YouTube channel that’s attracted a whopping 3.3 million subscribers to watch GloZell cover a wide and wild range of topics that have generated nearly 571 million video views.
Among GloZell’s more popular YouTube videos are “My Push up Bra will help me get my man” and “Diet Coke and Mentos Challenge.”
Undeniably, GloZell Green knows how to reach and entertain an online audience bombarded with countless choices of what to watch. Presumably that’s why the President has invited this video guru and two other popular YouTube stars to the White House to talk with him about how best to sell his 2015 agenda to the American people.
The Washington Times reports that — no joke — following his State of the Union address next Tuesday, the President will meet with video content creators GloZell, Hank Green and Bethany Mota.
None of the YouTube personalities appear to have any experience in the media world or in interviewing political officials, though each has millions of subscribers.
Ms. Mota, for example, has more than 8 million subscribers. Her last three YouTube postings involve tips on how to host a great party.
The Times article quotes White House press secretary Josh Earnest offering what could be considered an oddly pumped-up, important-sounding explanation for Obama’s interview with the trio: “This is part of an integrated communications strategy to make sure the American people understand exactly what the president is fighting for in Washington, D.C.”
Of course, one could find that among the oddball video offerings of one of Obama’s new “advisors,” Hank Green, there is a timely piece that speaks indirectly to a subject in which the Obama administration is certainly interested — same sex marriage. “Marriage Is What Bwings Us Togevah Today” was published just 10 days ago on Green’s YouTube channel and has already gotten close to 55,000 views.
Ms. Mota’s YouTube lineup doesn’t appear to have much that would connect to Obama’s hopes and dreams for 2015, unless the president wants government to get even more intimately involved in our everyday lives, turning to Bethany’s advice: “Easy ways to spice up your room + DIY Decorations.”
h/t: The Washington Times