WASHINGTON, DC – In the latest effort to promote COVID booster jabs, the official Twitter account for the White House thought it would be clever to enlist the help of acapella group Pentatonix to film them singing a little jingle to get people excited about booster shots.
The White House shared the 18-second video clip on December 17th, where the group harmonized the lyrics “Get your booster, just like a seat for a little kid, just like the heat from a rocket ship, sometimes all you need is a booster.”
We can’t shout ‘get your booster’ from the rooftops of the White House, so we asked @PTXofficial to do us one better. Find a booster or vaccine appointment near you at https://t.co/S2DQV6MlBv. pic.twitter.com/r1jwgbHEZ2
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 17, 2021
The concept of utilizing celebrities and conjuring up little musical numbers is nothing new in the realm of trying to promote either the jab or booster shots for COVID, but this video released by the White House managed to attract quite a bit of mocking criticism online.
As of December 18th, the video posted on the White House’s Twitter account rests slightly below 6,700 likes on the platform – while having over 6 million followers on the account.
For the sake of comparison, Greg Price from X Strategies LLC, who has slightly over 81,000 followers, posted a “Frog of Shame” meme directly in response to the video that has garnered nearly 12,000 likes. Price celebrated his “ratio” victory with a follow-up meme noting the absurdity of a frog meme attaining more likes than the White House’s COVID jab ditty.
Great work, frens pic.twitter.com/4UWguiGjZI
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 17, 2021
Others commented on the video, such as the account Libs of Tik Tok, in which the account wrote that “China is laughing at us.” At the same time, another commenter speculated that the acapella group looked as though they were part of a “hostage video.”
One person mocked the video, writing, “Where is the dislike button when you need it??? This is getting a little ridiculous, folks.”
It seems, outside of the overall mocking of the video in question, that the general consensus is that those who are either avoiding getting the jab or a booster shot aren’t going to have a sudden change of heart because an acapella group sang a little jingle to advocate for such.
As one commenter put it in response to the video, “Find me the vaccine-hesitant person who saw this and finally changed their mind.”
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