Following his upcoming State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama is slated to sit down with three YouTube "stars" at the White House to answer their questions as well as questions from their subscribers.
Those selected are from some of the most popular YouTube channels. Included are a young woman, Bethany Mota, who uses her channel to make videos about fashion and makeup to share with over eight million subscribers. Another is Hank Green, part of the YouTube team known as VlogBrothers with real life brother John Green, who make video rants on just about anything (including how to not be a "fartbag" when apologizing) and broadcast to over two million subscribers. Lastly, there is Glozell Green, with over three million subscribers, who's always asking, "Is you OK?," and often dons bright green lipstick, eats hot peppers and downs a spoonful of cinnamon.
A White House press release gives these details:
Every year since 2010, we’ve invited people around the country to ask President Obama their questions after his State of the Union address. You’ve asked about everything from the economy, to immigration reform, to the Affordable Care Act... and even suggestions on baby names.
After President Obama addresses the nation on Tuesday, January 20, he’s once again turning to YouTube to discuss the policies laid out in the speech and answer your questions. This continues efforts by the President and his administration to speak directly to the American people online, and we're always looking for new ways to do just that.
That's why, this year, we’re trying something a little different:
We’re inviting a handful of YouTube creators to the White House to talk with the President in person, and you can watch it all live on Thursday, January 22. YouTube creators Bethany Mota, GloZell, and Hank Green will interview President Obama about the issues care they most about and what they’re hearing from their audiences.
What do you want the creators to ask the President? Follow the White House on YouTube, then use #YouTubeAsksObama on your social media channels -- some of your questions may be asked during the interview.