Benny Drama, whose real name is Benito Skinner, makes waves on TikTok after teaming up with Jen Psak to promote vaccination. His viral video about Kooper, the White House intern, has garnered millions of views.
This is not the first time the White House has tried to be creative to promote vaccination. Earlier, President Joe Biden had invited Olivia Rodrigo to educate people on why they should get vaccinated. The Good 4 U singer did not miss the opportunity and shared her journey with millions of social media followers.
Who is Benito Skinner aka Benny Drama?
As per New York Times, Benito, who goes by his social media name Benny, was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. He is a writer, actor, and digital creator, who has increased his social media presence over the years.
He did so by creating comedic sketches that included impersonating celebrities like the Kardashians and Shawn Mendes among others. His creativity was finally recognized during the pandemic.
It did not take long for Benny’s video to go viral. At present, he has over 874,000 followers on TikTok, 1.3 million on Instagram, and more than 45,000 on Twitter.
Apart from making comedic sketches, Benny also plays around by personifying astrological signs. For instance, his video about how signs deal with quarantine went viral on all social media platforms.
Kooper, the White House intern TikTok video goes viral
On August 9, Benny took on the role of Kooper, a White House intern. The social media personality captioned the video as: “Kooper the (White House) intern wants SHOTS IN ARMS. Head to vaccines.gov for more information! WE DID IT, JOE!”
The video starts with Benny taking on the role of Kooper, an unusual apprentice who decided to portray his life as a White House intern. With long white nails and an attire that was hard to ignore, Kooper seemed all set to start his day.
During the video, viewers also get to catch a glimpse of White House press secretary, Jen. Benny’s video comes a week after it was reported that the current US government had recruited dozens of online influencers to promote vaccination.
It was reported that The White House had signed on 50 Twitch, YouTube, and TikTok users. At present, it is unknown who these people are. However, looking at Benny’s viral video, we are sure that social media personalities will bring out more content. in the near future.
Twitter reacts to video
Social media users have mixed reactions towards hiring TikTok personalities to promote vaccination.
One user wrote: “That video of the White House intern was really beautiful and amazing. And very funny! America is back baby!” Another wrote: “It’s Monday, it’s 10 pm, and I think we all need to talk about Kooper, the White House intern.”
Some viewers, however, were not too pleased.
One wrote: “You all see the new Tiktok vaccine influencer and intern in the White House? The World is laughing at us!!!”
Another added: “Signing off for a while. Don’t want to see another picture or video of the new White House intern when scrolling the timeline. It’s the nails. Enough to give one nightmare.”
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