Netflix announced last week a multimillion dollar deal with former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, to produce original shows and movies that may include “scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.”
Obama commented on the cushy deal to say they are looking to use the platform to “be a voice” and will be “identifying and training the next generation of leaders here in the United States and around the world.”
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.
— Netflix (@netflix) May 21, 2018
Following the big news, actress Roseanne Barr appealed to social media users to use their creativity to come up with some good show ideas and they did not disappoint.
Tweeting the hashtag #ObamasNetflixShows, Barr let the brilliance of Twitter do its thing.
“#ObamasNetflixShows ideas?” she tweeted.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 26, 2018
Barr’s inquiry coming before Byron York, a columnist for the Washington Examiner, tweeted on the Obama-Netflix deal, summarizing a New York Post article detailing its workings.
“How it works: Netflix exec & wife bundle big donations to Obama in ’08. Wife is rewarded with ambassadorship. Now Netflix exec steers $50m contract to Obamas through ‘Higher Ground Productions,'” York tweeted.
How it works: Netflix exec & wife bundle big donations to Obama in '08. Wife is rewarded with ambassadorship. Now Netflix exec steers $50m contract to Obamas through 'Higher Ground Productions.' https://t.co/St9Nb6zzL4
— Byron York (@ByronYork) May 27, 2018
Of course, the easiest response was captured by comedian Terrence Williams: “Dude where’s my Birth Certificate?”
Dude where’s my Birth Certificate https://t.co/7X9x5teWom
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) May 26, 2018
The other obvious entry came, as seen below, was: “The Lying King.”
The Lying King
— ??Gordon?? (@StopTheLibCoup) May 26, 2018
Here’s a sampling of some other responses from social media users… we could go on all day here, but grabbed some of the top tweets:
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) May 26, 2018
— Sal (@SundevilSal) May 27, 2018
A Series of Unfortunate Events https://t.co/SyAnSWVCfR
— cam (@cam_wallaceee) May 26, 2018
— Melissa A. (@sweetatertot2) May 26, 2018
Dude, Where did my legacy go?#ObamasNetflixShows
— HawkScott (@HawkScott25) May 26, 2018
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