Lance Bass is in the house.
The former singer for the ’90s boy band ‘N Sync tweeted a photo on Wednesday of himself outside the doors of the West Wing of the White House. Bass said he was there to meet with President Barack Obama on health care.
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) March 12, 2014
His visit to the White House comes as the Obama administration is turning to celebrities to encourage young people to sign up for the federal health exchanges at Healthcare.gov. On Tuesday, the “Funny or Die” website released an irreverent interview between Obama and comedian Zach Galifianakis.
It’s not clear exactly why Bass, who famously came out as gay in 2006 but whose celebrity has faded since then, was chosen to meet with the president. Even liberal commentators seemed confused.
“Healthcare.FAIL,” tweeted Brian Beutler of Salon.