Christmas is only 13 days away; do you know what you’re getting that one family member who’s obsessed with Botox and lying? Might I recommend a personalized video from disgraced former congressman George Santos?
Following his expulsion from the U.S. House of Representatives, Santos has wasted no time at all getting back to doing what he loves: making money without working too hard. This time, he has joined Cameo, the website where you can buy videos from former sitcom stars and Bravo celebrities — and now, for the ungodly price of $500, from Santos.
The former congressman is raking in cash on the site and was reportedly overheard at a party last weekend saying he had taken 140 orders in one day at $599 a pop. That’s $83,860, in case you were wondering. While Santos is being federally charged for being a liar, this claim does seem to hold water. The price has come down to $500 (a Christmas miracle), but Santos is still pumping out videos like there’s no tomorrow.
It’s worth reminding people that Santos is a Republican who has allied himself with people like Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene. He has bad politics and has been indicted on almost two dozen federal charges. That being said, I cannot stop watching his Cameos. I’m sorry!
Funny, but also unnerving: These videos paint the picture of a man who is not fun to hang out with but is fun to see every two months and then gossip about with your real friends. It’s completely unclear how much Santos is in on the joke. I guess it doesn’t really matter, seeing as he’s millennial pausing all the way to the bank.
Santos’s undying need for attention does not stop at front-facing video content. He recently agreed to sit down for an interview with Ziwe. On Monday, the comedian famous for making people reveal their own ignorance and stupidity shared a photo of herself and Santos on set. Whether or not he knows what he’s getting himself into remains to be seen.
Maybe Ziwe will be generous and give Santos a cut of the profits, because even with the Cameo windfall, he’s going to need all the cash he can get. The disgraced politician is set to stand trial for conspiracy, wire fraud, falsification of records, and a slew of other charges in September 2024. And in this economy? A good lawyer probably costs at least three George Santos Cameos per hour.