Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Hit the Road, Jack: Kennedy Grandson Posts New Video, Prompts Comparisons to Famed Eccentric Ancestor


Caroline Kennedy’s son, Jack Schlossberg, won’t stop posting strange videos.

In the new one, Jack — grandson of John F. Kennedy — plays a character named Reginald, who sings Joe Biden’s praises with an English accent.

Add Reggie to a list of characters with various accents whom Schlossberg plays in these videos. They are all pro-Biden and anti-Trump and cousin Robert Kennedy Jr. If they were set up in a professional manner, they might be effective. But Schlossberg is coming off now like a clown.

Most comments on the videos suggest these things: that he’s as mentally unwell as his grandmother, Jackie’s, famously eccentric cousin Little Edie Beale, of “Grey Gardens”; that his continued videos from a beach setting suggest he has no actual job and is out of touch with reality.

All of this points to Schlossberg actually maybe doing Biden hard, not good. He clearly knows his facts about Biden’s accomplishments. But to keep presenting them in a cavalier way is just tempting ridicule. One commenter said: “The ambassador [Caroline is US Ambassador to Australia] must be embarrassed with these undignified and embarrassing posts. Put a suit and tie on Sir.”

Another said: “Caroline Kennedy – get him into rehab.”

Comparisons to Edie Beale are not favorable. In the legendary Maysles brothers documentary, the Beales mother and daughter — Jackie Kennedy’s cousins — are living in a rundown Hamptons mansion called Grey Gardens. Little Edie’s famous line is “I’m a staunch person.” Now TikTokers are using that meme in videos covering Schlossberg’s postings. It’s not a good look.

Whatever is going on, maybe someone close to Schlossberg can put and end to it. Maybe that person would be the girl in the bikini who seems to be filming the videos. Her reflection turns up in one of them. He’s definitely JFK’s grandson.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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