WASHINGTON, DC: President Joe Biden had a landmark pop culture moment gone wrong during his speech at the annual turkey pardoning ceremony at the White House on Monday, November 20.
Before Thanksgiving, Biden, known for his frequent gaffes, made another memorable slip of the tongue when he mistakenly mentioned Britney Spears instead of Taylor Swift.
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In a clip that has gone extremely viral, the POTUS can be seen pardoning two turkeys, Liberty and Bell. Afterward, he said, “Just to get here, Liberty and Bell had to overcome tough obstacles and competition. They had to work hard, be patient and be prepared to travel more than 1,000 miles. »
Later, while trying to recognize two of the year’s biggest concert tours that boosted the economy, he confused himself by saying, “You could say it’s even harder than get a ticket for the Renaissance Tour or, or for Britney’s Tour. tour. She’s downstairs…it’s pretty hot in Brazil right now,” according to NBC News.
Beyoncé led the “Renaissance Tour” in early 2023 (Getty Images)
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Although he correctly mentioned Beyoncé’s “Renaissance Tour,” he appears to have confused Swift with Spears.
Although the “Oops…I Did It Again” singer has been a major cultural figure this year due to her memoir “The Woman in Me” becoming a huge hit, Spears is not currently on tour .
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On the other hand, Swift is currently in Brazil for the international leg of the highly successful “The Eras Tour.” She had to postpone her November 18 show in Rio de Janeiro due to extreme weather conditions.
Taylor Swift pays tribute to deceased fan before her first concert in Rio de Janeiro
Tragedy struck at Taylor Swift’s show on November 17 when 23-year-old fan Ana Clara Benevides Machado collapsed and died in extreme temperatures.
Taylor Swift is currently touring South America (Getty Images)
Swift took to Instagram to share a tribute, noting: “I can’t believe I’m writing these words but it is with a broken heart that I say we lost a fan earlier tonight, before my show.”
She continued: “I can’t even tell you how devastated I am by this. There is very little information I have other than the fact that she was incredibly beautiful and way too young.”
“I want to say now that I feel this loss deeply and my broken heart goes out to his family and friends. This is the last thing I would have thought would happen when we decided to bring this tour to Brazil” , concluded the pop icon.
Taylor Swift’s heartfelt tribute to her fan (@taylorswift/Instagram)
Internet reacts to President Joe Biden’s latest gaffe
The video of Joe Biden mistaking Taylor Swift for Britney Spears went viral on social media, and netizens couldn’t help but react with their hilarious comments.
One said: “See how he remembers the tour of the decade,” while another said: “To be honest, everyone’s brain is like that the week of Thanksgiving. “
One Beyoncé fan said: “As long as he knows about the Renaissance tour, that’s all that matters to me. He knows the important thing.”
“President Biden isn’t supposed to know who she is. I bet she knows who he is,” one person joked.
“To be honest, Beyoncé is closer to his age, that’s why he doesn’t know Taylor’s name: she’s for the new kids,” someone else said.
“Well he’s not wrong…since Britney isn’t on tour it would be really hard to get a ticket for her tour,” another social media user joked.
However, one user defended the president, saying: “Pop stars are memorable to a person based on the generation they belong to.” So if an 80+ year old (with a lot of more pressing things on his mind) can’t remember Taylor Swift vs. Britney Spears, that’s very understandable…give him a break.”
“Maybe he’s looking forward to Britney’s future tour. He wishes it existed,” one Spears fan wished.
Someone else said: “Tougher than the Swifties, the Beyhive and Britney are taking on Ticketmaster!!”
See how he remembered the tour of the decade pic.twitter.com/1dQkk9cBdQ
— ReneighRidingBey (@Bey_riding) November 20, 2023
To be honest, everyone’s brain is like that the week of Thanksgiving
– 👽brittny pierre (@sleep2dream) November 20, 2023
As long as he knows about the Renaissance tour, that’s all I care about. He knows what’s important.
– 𝐒𝐮𝐯𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐚🕊️❥𝕾𝖙𝖆𝖓✰ᵇᵘⁿⁿʸ✰ (@Suvarna_17) November 21, 2023
President Biden is not supposed to know who she is. I bet she knows who he is
– Alleyezonme (@BackKing2018) November 21, 2023
To be honest, Beyoncé is closer to his age, that’s why he doesn’t know Taylor’s name :/she’s for the new kids.
— Double D Katy (@DoubleDkaty) November 20, 2023
Well, he’s not wrong…since Britney isn’t on tour, it would be really difficult to get a ticket for her tour 😭
— Tony (@bloodylikeabody) November 20, 2023
Pop stars are memorable to a person based on the generation they belong to. So if an 80+ year old (with a lot of more pressing things on his mind) can’t remember Taylor Swift vs. Britney Spears, that’s very understandable…give him a break.
– Viewpoint 2023 (@Levy883) November 20, 2023
Maybe he’s looking forward to Britney’s upcoming tour. He wishes it existed
– Tariq Mueller (@TariqMueller) November 21, 2023
Taylor Swift previously supported Joe Biden for president
Taylor Swift, who has been a staunch supporter of the Democratic Party since 2018, criticized former President Donald Trump in an August 2020 post and supported then-presidential candidate Joe Biden.
The “Cruel Summer” singer spoke to V Magazine’s Thought Leaders issue and said an impending Joe Biden victory in the presidential election would begin the nation’s “healing process.”
She also praised the veteran Democratic leader and said in 2020: “The change we need most is to elect a president who recognizes that people of color deserve to feel safe and represented, that women deserve the right to choose what happens to their bodies, and that the LGBTQIA+ community deserves to be recognized and included.
Biden also once thanked the Grammy-winning superstar and posted, “Election day is fast approaching, are you ready for it?” according to NBC.
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