The first installment of US Vice President Kamala Harris’s YouTube Originals space series has gone viral. It has also been widely mocked on several platforms by many Internet users.
Five child actors were featured in the video. These teenagers had also given auditions for their roles in the project. These include Trevor Bernardino, Derrick Brooks II, Emily Kim, Zhoriel Tapo and Sydney Schmooke.
Last week, YouTube Originals announced the “Get Curious with Vice President Harris” series. The project, which was produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment, aims to get more kids interested in space.
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Sinking Ship Entertainment is an Emmy-winning media company based in Toronto. The series was filmed in August and aired during World Space Week.
In the video, a group of children meet Harris at his residence, the Naval Observatory. The leader presents herself as the president of the National Space Council.
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Before meeting with the Vice President, the children are greeted by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough from the International Space Station via a virtual link. Kimbrough takes children on a scavenger hunt to find the tools to build a telescope.
As of Monday, the video had garnered some 114,000 views on YouTube, and 1,900 likes and 2,800 dislikes, as shared online by supporters of the vice president. A trailer for the show also drew 48 likes and 136 dislikes. On both videos, comments have been disabled.
(With contributions from agencies)