In his appearance on The View this morning, President Barack Obama was given a pop culture quiz that included a question about America’s most overexposed reality TV family phenomenon–the Kardashians. View host Joy Behar asked the president if he knew which Kardashian had an infamously brief marriage earlier this year.
“That would be Kim,” the president said, before catching himself and trying to explain his Kardashian knowledge as merely a side effect of his sports fandom.
President Obama said he was only aware of Kim Kardashian’s failed marriage because her husband was NBA basketball player Kris Humphries and not because of her many appearances in celebrity tabloids or her E! reality show.
“‘Cause it was a ballplayer,” he sputtered. “I know it was a ballplayer, that’s how I know, from watching basketball.”
Sure thing Mr. President. Sure thing.
President Obama didn’t know nearly as much about the much talked about erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey. He couldn’t come up with the answer when Ms. Behar asked him if he knew the title of “the controversial sex book that’s on millions of women’s bedside tables.”
“I don’t know that,” the president said. “But I’ll ask Michelle when I get home.”
Watch video of President Obama taking The View’s pop culture quiz here.