Actor David Spade had some choice words for President Barack Obama following Obama’s appearance on NBC’s reality TV show “Running Wild With Bear Grylls.” Spade’s comments were captured and published by TMZ.
“I realize that Woodrow Wilson went on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ once,” Spade quipped. “But what president is doing reality shows? It just sounds weird to me. It’s just too much.”
“Michelle Obama is on ‘Ellen’ more than I am,” said the actor whose most recent acting gig was in “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser,” which has a 0% approval score on movie rating site Rotten Tomatoes.
“It just seems a bit thirsty to me, that’s all,” Spade said. “I think they’re going to do fine, but they’re sort of plotting for after the White House. Like he’s on GQ? I’m like, ‘Leave that to Bradley Cooper.'”
Spade isn’t the only celebrity to remark that Obama’s efforts to seem relatable are kind of sad and demeaning. Samuel L. Jackson criticized the Harvard-educated president in 2013 for intentionally dropping his g’s at the end of his words. Jackson said the assumed verbal tic promoted mediocrity.
“Be f*****g presidential,” Jackson said in an interview with Playboy magazine.
“You’re the president, you’re above all of us,” Spade said. “You’re above stars, you’re above everything. When he’s trying to get in the mix like, ‘I want to present at the MTV awards!’ Alright, guy. Relax, you’ve got it.”
You can watch the full episode of “Running Wild” featuring Obama’s orchestrated foray into the Alaskan wilderness here.