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Jennifer Hudson Spoofs Scandal Star Kerry Washington In A “Funny or Die” Parody

Submitted by on October 1, 2013 – 1:26 pmOne Comment

Jennifer Hudson is “Scandalous.”

The Grammy Award-winning singer and Oscar-winning actress channeled Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope for a hilarious spoof of the ABC hit television series Scandal. In the “Funny or Die” video, Hudson is Lydia Pope and just like her kindred spirit Olivia, Lydia likes fixing things while wearing a chic creme trench coat. But instead of the murderous scandals Olivia often finds herself cleaning up, Lydia finds herself explaining Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Just don’t call her a fixer.

“I prefer ‘covert scandal manager,’ ” Hudson says at the start of the parody after being referred to as a “fixer-upper.”

Later, she meets a distraught woman on a park bench (Olivia’s favorite Washington, D.C. meeting spot of choice). “What’s your issue?” Hudson asks.

“My company’s health care, it doesn’t cover mammograms,” she replies.

“The ACA covers preventative care for women’s health. That’s it?” Hudson says with disappointment in her voice. “Girl, go find you a scandal.”

The two-minute parody is aimed at young Americans in the hope that they will sign up for Obamacare medical coverage when it becomes available this fall. Watch Jennifer fix health care scandals below. Does this PSA make you look at Obamacare differently?

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