Late last week NASA and Kamala Harris released a video about space which was designed to intrigue children. But it was revealed last night that all the children in the video were simply actors who had to audition to be in the video:
NY POST – 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 were in the midst of their final offensive in Afghanistan and thousands of illegal immigrants were being apprehended at the US-Mexico border.
The official video, which had been viewed more than 142,000 times as of Monday night, had approximately 2,000 “likes” on YouTube and 5,100 “dislikes.” Comments had been disabled.
The video still has about 2,000 likes, but the dislikes have increased to over 8,300 since yesterday.
Below is the video if you want to see just how bad it is. The part with Kamala and the fake kids start around 3:35: