Controversy: Why People Are Mad at Obama and Zach Galifianakis on 'Between Two Ferns'

President Obama went on Funny Or Die's best awk-talk show to promote the Affordable Care Act. People are mad about this. Who are they, and why're they upset?

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On Tuesday, the Internet woke up to a pretty nice surprise: President Barack Obama and Zach Galifianakis, chopping it up on Funny Or Die's awk-talk show Between Two Ferns.

Obama got a few jabs in on Galifianakis (re: his weight, the awfulness of The Hangover 3), who also got a few good ones on the President (re: his birth certificate, his basketball game) over the course of the interview. But the appearance was ultimately for the President to plug the March 31 deadline for enrolling in health insurance via the Affordable Care Act website, It was funny, and hugely successful. 

That didn't stop some haters from trying to hate, and not just Obama's usual suspects, like Bill O'Reilly (who essentially said that "Abraham Lincoln wouldn't have done a comedy show"). As you'll see in the Complex News video above, some of the worst questions came from some people who should be asking the best ones, and the White House's lobbied a pretty perfect, fair response right back at them. 

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