Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, could be headed to the small screen. That’s right, the former President is reportedly in talks with Netflix to produce original programming for the streaming service.
According to the New York Times, Obama wouldn’t use the platform to directly respond to the Trump administration or those who aren’t fond of 44.
Apparently, nothing is final yet but show ideas for the former occupants of the White House have been mentioned. One being Barry moderating topics that came up during his administration. Seriously, anyone who thinks that wouldn’t devolve into Obama condescendingly lecturing those on the panel is simply kidding themselves.
Any who, those who aren’t fans of Obama have reacted as expected, with total and complete outrage.
I just switched on CNN for one second and there's a report that President Obama is going to partner with Netflix if that happens I'm canceling my fucking Netflix subscription
— Paul Weaver (@zoothorn69) March 9, 2018
— ❌HardKnockJimmyMac ❌ #MAGA 🇺🇸#MCGA 🇨🇦 (@HardKnockJimmy) March 9, 2018
Really, are we that surprised? Netflix really isn’t the most conservative of platforms.
They produced a film about the former president and have original programs like “Dear White People,” “Disjointed,” and “Orange is the New Black.” This move by Netflix isn’t coming out of nowhere. Besides that, last time I checked the user selects which movies/shows play on the television, iPhone or computer screen.