Drew Barrymore's Awkward Chat with Vice President Harris Sparks Controversy

Drew Barrymore hosted an unconventional TV interview with the US Vice President, which has been described as "one of the most cringe-worthy moments I've ever witnessed."

Known for her quirky demeanor and intimate interview style, Drew Barrymore, the American actress-turned-talk show host, faced criticism for a remark she made during her conversation with Vice President Kamala Harris, affectionately referred to as "Momala of the country."

During an episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, which aired on Monday, the two women delved into personal topics like their blended families, steering clear of political discussions. Barrymore expressed admiration for her children's stepmother, prompting Harris to explain why she avoids the term "step-parent" in reference to her husband's children.

"I love Disney. However, Disney has perpetuated negative stereotypes over the years — you know, the evil step-parent," Harris remarked. "My husband's children call me 'Momala.'"

Later in the segment, Barrymore revisited their earlier conversation and encouraged Harris to embody the role of "Momala" for the nation.

"I keep thinking that everyone needs a mother. I've been reflecting on the idea that we all really need a big hug in the world right now," Barrymore said as she moved closer to the politician. "But in our country, we need you to be Momala of the country."

Barrymore then held Harris' hands as the VP smiled somewhat uneasily.

The awkward exchange sparked a flurry of reactions on social media, with many labeling it "super creepy" and "weird."

"This is so embarrassing. Drew Barrymore is practically in her lap," commented one user, while another remarked, "This has to be one of the cringiest things I've ever seen."

Elon Musk, the owner of X, even weighed in, posting a facepalm emoji in response to the clip.

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