The children who appeared in Vice President Kamala Harris’s space-themed YouTube Originals show were selected by the video giant and paid, the company said.
“The casting process for this show was no different from typical unscripted kids shows across other networks and streaming platforms. YouTube selected the kids that were featured,” a YouTube spokesperson told the Washington Examiner in a statement. “We reached out via not for profit organizations, social media and traditional casting websites, looking for kids who were interested in contributing positively to their communities.”
The nearly 10-minute video shows five children from around the country traveling to Washington, D.C., to learn about the space program.