President Obama: I've Never Watched the Kardashians' Shows

Celebrity News Oct. 26, 2011 AT 4:53PM
President Obama: I've Never Watched the Kardashians' Shows Credit: Kevin Winter/NBCUniversal/Getty Images; Dimitrios Kambouris/

Another thing Congress has taken away: Obama's enjoyment of reality TV.?? On Tuesday night President Barack Obama stopped by the Tonight Show and confessed to host Jay Leno why he's different from most Americans -- he doesn't watch reality TV.

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Which means the President doesn't watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians!  After telling Leno he has "not seen the show", Leno said, "ah, so you're making a judgement without ever having seen the show".

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"I think the girls have seen it", Obama told Leno.  This follows in the wake of First Lady Michelle Obama's comments at a White House conference last week, where she acknowledged her daughters -- Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, do watch the show. 

Michelle, 47, told iVillage, "Barack really thinks some of the Kardashians -- when they watch that stuff -- he doesn't like that as much".? But the First Lady feels differently.  "If they're learning the right lessons, like, that was crazy, then I'm like, okay.  So, it requires a lot -- it is the reality of where they are".

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But it's the President's own reality that's keeping him from sitting in front of the TV at night. "I'm probably a little biased against reality TV, partly because there's this program on C-Span called Congress", Obama told Leno.


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