Kamala hired a Canadian production company called "Sinking Ship Productions" to make a very bizarre space video with child actors (scroll down to the bottom of the page to view).
It's even weirder than it sounds.
A video meant to sell children on the wonders of space exploration featured Vice President Kamala Harris giving a memorably loopy performance alongside a quintet of child actors who auditioned for their roles, it was revealed Monday.
“All five of them are actors,” Carlo Bernardino, whose 13-year-old son Trevor was one of the youngsters taking part, told the Washington Examiner. “He’s a child actor — he’s been trying to do this type of thing for a while. And so he has a manager and an agent in LA and they send him castings.”
Trevor Bernardino told KSBW that he was asked to submit a monologue about a topic he is passionate about, as well as three questions he wanted to ask a world leader. The next step was a virtual interview with the producer of the video, the first in a YouTube Originals series called “Get Curious with Vice President Harris.”
“Then after that, like a week later my agent called me and was like, ‘Hey Trevor, you booked it,'” the teen recalled.
According to the Examiner, the video featuring Harris, Trevor and co-stars Derrick Brooks II, Emily Kim, Zhoriel Tapo, and Sydney Schmooke was shot Aug. 11 through 13 at the US Naval Observatory in Washington, where the VP’s residence is located. During the same time, the Taliban was in the midst of its final offensive in Afghanistan and thousands of illegal immigrants were being apprehended at the US-Mexico border.
Harris, who was tapped to head up the Cabinet-level National Space Council in May, was panned for her exaggerated gestures and facial expressions in the video, as well as her over-dramatic intonation.
One Twitter wag stitched together a supercut of Harris’ hammiest moments and captioned it: “Me when I miscalculate a micro dose and start fully tripping midday.”
Not surprisingly, she's being publicly mocked for this bizarre stunt.
Critics of Vice President Kamala Harris have seized on her appearance in a NASA video for children and on Monday took to social media to make fun of the production company's name behind the video: Sinking Ship Entertainment.
"This just keeps getting better," Tim Murtaugh, the former Trump 2020 communications director, posted on Twitter. "The company producing Kamala Harris’ video featuring professional child actors, which is called *Sinking Ship Entertainment"…is based in Canada."
Christopher Cadelago, a reporter for Politico who covers the White House and Harris, tweeted, "Not the point, but an unfortunate name to throw around politicians."
Sinking Ship Entertainment and Harris’ office did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News.
Harris was criticized early on for appearing on the video while the Biden administration has been facing several major problems, including the crisis at the border, the Afghanistan fallout and a lagging approval rating.
Harris serves as chair of the National Space Council and her message to the children was positive, telling them to embrace their own individuality. But conservatives mocked Harris for perhaps appearing a little too wide-eyed when talking about topics like craters on the moon.
The series is aimed at getting children interested in space and included an appearance by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough from the International Space Station.