American talk show host, comedian, and political satirist Bill Maher hosts a weekly talk show on HBO called Real Time with Bill Maher during which he tackles current events in politics and the media.
Real Time with Bill Maher contains a number of segments, the most recent of which he called “Would you rather they were president?”
During the segment, Bill lists a number of individuals who he would rather have as president than Donald Trump including “The guy who hangs out at Starbucks with his cockatoo”…
“The worlds least convincing superman impersonator”…
And, finally, “Any of the members of the K-Pop group Red Velvet.”
Bill Maher’s mention of Red Velvet’s name has been received with some mixed responses, however, with some claiming he was actually insulting them.
um, the context and intent of that bill maher video isn't really positive. it's actually pretty insulting to red velvet.
— ㄱㄷㄴㅇ|ㅂㅅㅇ (@def_kangcenter) September 16, 2017
While others took it either as a compliment or even promotion!
people are actually offended at Bill Maher saying that Red Velvet would make better presidents???
— 🍍ʀ🧡s🗡 (@stevelvets) September 16, 2017
Either way, one thing’s for sure, K-Pop and Red Velvet just got some major exposure on one of America’s biggest networks.