Michelle Obama Does Funny or Die, Because Junk Food is Killing Us All
Funny or Die released a new video today featuring a very special cameo from Michelle Obama. It’s a parody of The Hunger Games, Divergent, et al, crossed with a healthy eating PSA.
The resulting video, “Snackpocalypse,” is not remotely funny.
Yeah, yeah, kids are not eating healthy enough, whatever. The joke falls flat, though—it’s too generic. The creators could have replaced junk food with any other perceived social problem and made pretty much the same video. Snack food-shaming fits here only because it’s what Michelle Obama is best known for.
This isn’t the first time an Obama has appeared in a Funny or Die video; President Obama sat down for a scripted interview with Zach Galifianakis on his awkwardly hilarious “Between Two Ferns.” The video was a plug for Healthcare.gov and did earn some laughs, despite being propaganda. “Snackpocalypse,” on the other hand, is unfunny propaganda. [ MORE ]
Sorry if you watched this and then lost your lunch…