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“You’re going to have to get some gray hair,” Mr. Obama told Iman Crosson, a YouTube celebrity known as Alphacat. “I used to look like you.”
“It was just a mind-blowing moment,” Crosson said of the experience. “I’ve been doing this for so many years…to be in his office, doing a impression of him, for him.”
Crosson was just one of many YouTube personalities invited to the Oval Office to brainstorm ways to promote Obama’s health care plan. Their goal was to come up with strategic ways to get young Americans signed up before a March 31 deadline.
According to Variety, other digital stars in attendance included: Mark Douglas, Todd Womack and Ben Relles of BarelyPolitical, which created the “Obama Girl” viral video in 2008; Hannah Hart, creator of the “Drunk Kitchen” series; Michael Stephens of VSauce; Peter Shuckoff and Lloyd Ahlquist of Epic Rap Battles of History; Tyler Oakley; Funny or Die’s Rachel Goldenberg, who has produced videos about the Affordable Care Act videos with celebs such as Jennifer Hudson, Eddie George and Olivia Wilde; and Mickey Meyer and Daniel Kellison of comedy network Jash, which features original content from talent including Sarah Silverman and Michael Cera.
Check out the hilarious clip from the meet-up below.