The Obamas Are Coming to Netflix, and The Twitter Response is Hilarious


Obama on Netflix

Not long after Netflix brought on former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice to serve on their board of directors, the popular streaming service has announced that Obama himself will be producing content for them.

In a deal reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars, Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company will create original content for Netflix. In a statement, the company said “President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.”

The former president responded to the announcement. “One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” Obama said. “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix – we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.”

Michelle Obama also chimed in. “Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us, and to help us open our minds and hearts to others,” she said. “Netflix’s unparalleled service is a natural fit for the kinds of stories we want to share, and we look forward to starting this exciting new partnership.”

Here is the tweet announcing the partnership.

That unleashed a torrent of tweets mocking the announcement, using the hashtag #ObamaNetflixShows. Observe.

The current allegations of Obama ordering surveillance of the Trump campaign got a shout-out.

Oh no they didn’t.

And then, there is this tweet, which puts things in perspective.

Barack Obama himself has not responded to the backlash.

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