Former first lady Michelle Obama announced on Twitter on Tuesday that she is launching a new Netflix kids show titled Waffles and Mochi that will promote healthy eating and diverse foods from different cultures.
“I’m excited for families and children everywhere to join us on our adventures as we discover, cook, and eat delicious food from all over the world,” she tweeted about the show debuting on March 16. It’s unclear how frequently the former first lady will appear on the show, if at all.
The wife of radical former President Barack Obama used the show’s announcement to promote Partnership for a Healthier America, her initiative to combat childhood obesity. It is unclear if Waffles and Mochi is a project of the Obamas’ Higher Ground production company.
The Obamas signed a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix in 2018 to develop and distribute content from Higher Ground, which predictably will focus on “issues of race and class, democracy and civil rights.” Among their upcoming projects is Exit West, a migration-themed movie about a refugee couple who use magic portals to travel to different destinations.
Maybe they could do a movie about migrant children being ripped from their mothers’ arms at the U.S. border and put in cages — an Obama administration immigration policy which got a pass from the media until Trump became president and was blamed for it.