Olivia Rodrigo thought Biden gave her a shoehorn, it was an ice cream scoop


Olivia Rodrigo has become a massive success. I don’t know that much about her but I love Good 4 U and sing it at the top of my lungs in the car. I also know that she is wildly popular with the younger generation and has a huge social media following. That’s not too uncommon for a Disney kid who migrated into a singing career. She also took a stance in favor of Covid vaccinations, which is commendable. The Biden Administration saw an opportunity to reach out to the young people by inviting Olivia to the White House and having her speak to the press corp about the vaccine. That’s a pretty big deal for someone’s who’s just 18 years old. While on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Olivia spoke about the goody bag she received from Pres. Biden that included a pair of aviators (of course) some M&M’s and a “shoehorn” with his signature on it. It confused many of us as to why the President was passing out metal shoehorns. Turns out, it confused the President as well since he’d actually included an ice-cream scoop. Now Olivia is throwing her mom under the bus saying she’s the one who told her it was a shoehorn. Okay, that’s sounds more like an 18-year-old. Olivia posted a few snaps to her Instagram account with the caption:

thank u for having me @jimmykimmellive !!! also thank u to my mom who told me this president biden ice cream scoop was a shoe horn and let me repeat it on national television lolllll

[From Instagram via Huffington Post]

Taking a very quick walk-through Olivia’s IG, this is the first time she’s posted a photo of the ice cream scoop/shoehorn. So it kind of makes you wonder who corrected her. Did the White House place a call this AM to correct Olivia as she was slipping on her platform Doc Martens with her signed Biden scoop? It sounds like this is a standard Biden goody bag, so maybe another Biden Bag recipient dropped her a DM to let her know. I’m surprised that an 18-year-old would assume it for a shoehorn rather than an ice cream scoop, I’d assume teens would know more about scoops. It’s ice cream, for Pete’s sake. And I hate to Jealous Jill over here but it’s a great scoop too! I’d love to have that and Olivia’s was shoving it in her shoes? Of course, she has some really cute shoes so no foul there, I guess. The more I write this story up, the more I love it. Because it’s funny that our president gives out a beautiful quality ice cream scoop with his signature and the presidential seal on it, but it’s even funnier that Olivia was trying to figure out how to use it as a shoehorn. She’s probably thought she’d better use it, too, because it’s signed and sealed. How much do you want to bet Olivia hires a look alike Biden with a shoe horn for her next video?

I need to take one moment to talk about the Biden Bag, though. The whole thing is designed for ice cream, isn’t it? The scoop to serve it, the M&Ms to top it and the shades to look cool while eating it.



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17 Responses to “Olivia Rodrigo thought Biden gave her a shoehorn, it was an ice cream scoop”

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  1. Snazzy says:

    I want a white house goody bag!

  2. LightPurple says:

    I want a White House goody bag so I can serve ice cream with a Biden shoe horn while wearing Aviators.

  3. Merricat says:

    That’s hilarious.

  4. OriginalLala says:

    that’s a cute goody bag!

  5. Aimee says:

    Do people even use shoehorns anymore??

    • North of Boston says:

      I do for some sneakers, running shoes.

      The heels of those tend to fold over if I try to slip them on without one (mostly because I didn’t untie them when I kicked them off, have the laces at the perfect tension / tightness and don’t want to untie and retie them)

    • Eleanor says:

      I do when I where knee-high boots and socks. It’s long one & I swear it’s saved me from some sort of rotator cuff injury 😉

    • Grant says:

      Every day.

  6. Tiffany says:

    This is a cute story.

  7. BW says:

    Old person here. To be honest, it does look more like a shoehorn than an ice cream scoop. I’m used to ice cream scoops that had a lever to push he ice cream out of the scoop. But either one seems like a weird gift from the White House.

    • detritus says:

      The flat bottom threw me. I’m used to scoops being very round. Being stainless is a good giveaway it’s not for your shoes tho.

  8. Louise177 says:

    Looks more like an odd spoon than a shoehorn. That seems so random to think.

  9. Willow says:

    Kinda looks like the ice cream scooper we got from Schwan’s. Flat bottom, with straight top, but the sides are straight too. Works great! And easier to get ice cream off scooper into bowl than with the deep spoon versions.

    This is a funny story. Biden gives out goody bags? That is all Jill, excuse me, Dr. Biden’s idea.

  10. Abby says:

    This is funny. I love that Biden gave a themed goody bag with his favorite things: Ice cream (accessories) and aviators.

  11. Alarmjaguar says:

    Oh man, I totally want one! The ones they are selling on Joe Biden’s website are plastic and definitely not as cool

  12. Zantasia says:

    I would describe that more as an ice cream paddle.

  13. molly says:

    Every bit of this story is funny, and good for Olivia for being so chill and funny about it.