U.S. President Joe Biden is hosting a turkey pardon event at the White House in Washington, D.C. on his birthday, the 20th (local time). yunhap news
US President Joe Biden, who celebrated his 81st birthday on the 20th (local time), seemed to be conscious of the ‘risk of old age’ and joked about his age.
However, the ‘age joke’ became meaningless when famous pop singer Taylor Swift was confused with Britney Spears.
President Biden hosted the annual ‘Turkey Pardon Event’ ahead of Thanksgiving at the South Lawn of the White House on this day.
In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November (November 23 this year), and it is traditional for each family to eat turkey. It originated as a way to give thanks for the first harvest after the Puritans immigrated from England to the United States.
The American Turkey Association presents two turkeys to the White House around Thanksgiving, and it has become an annual event as several presidents release them to farms instead of eating them.
On this day, President Biden looked at the turkey that arrived at the White House and said, “I can say that being selected for a pardon is more difficult than getting tickets to the Renaissance Tour (singer Beyoncé’s tour) or Britney’s tour.”
He added, “She’s in Brazil now, and it’s still warm there.”
However, the singer who recently performed in Brazil was not Britney Spears but Taylor Swift.
President Biden appears to have mistakenly mentioned Britney Spears, who was as popular as Swift in the late 1990s, today.
It became a hot topic when a spectator in his 20s died at a Taylor Swift concert held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the 17th.
At the time, a heat wave hit Brazil, and the perceived temperature inside the concert hall was said to be close to 60 degrees.
President Biden then mentioned his birthday and said, “It’s really not easy to turn 60,” and added, “This year marks the 76th anniversary of the turkey pardon event, and I hope you know that I did not attend the first event.” I made a joke.
President Biden, who has jokingly responded to concerns about his age by saying, “I don’t even know how old I am,” “Age is not registered,” and “You don’t get older, you accumulate wisdom,” also said on this day, “What’s the point of turning 60?” “It’s not easy,” he said, making the audience laugh, but then lost face by confusing Swift and Spears.