Barack Obama may be the President of the United States, and while he’s flopping badly in that role, he is quickly building up a formidable entertainment career. Fresh from appearing on Funny or Die’s “Between Two Ferns,” Obama stepped up a few notches to Ryan Seacrest’s national radio show. Entertainment industry insiders, agents and teenage girls know what a coup it is for any talent to get a few minutes with Seacrest, and Obama made the most of his visit. Take a listen.
Seacrest, widely regarded as the king of entertainment media these days, complimented Obama for appearing comfortable in the Gap’s women’s wear department. Most men, as Seacrest noted, are uncomfortable any time they venture anywhere near any women’s clothing department, even if they’re just passing through one at Walmart on the way to the sporting goods section. It just feels wrong. To most men, including Seacrest. But not Obama.
Seacrest brought up a sensitive subject: Obama’s penchant for wearing “mom jeans.” Obama vigorously defended his choice of denim wear, stating forcefully that he was “unfairly maligned,” that he “looks sharp,” and that his jeans “fit very well.” Entertainment industry watchers took that as a hint that Obama may move into modeling, and even introduce his own line of skinny jeans at next year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. By then, Obama will have lost Congress and Russia will have swallowed up Eastern Europe and fractured NATO beyond repair. Obama will be in the waning years of his presidency, and looking for a way to connect with the hipster crowd and continue his rise in the world dominated by the Kardashians and Real Housewives fare.