Bobbi Althoff, known as @bobbialthoff on social media, has risen to prominence in the world of pop culture podcasting.
However, questions have been raised about the tactics that led to her rapid ascent.
Transitioning from a parenting influencer to a focused interviewer in July 2023, Althoff gained attention after her first episode featured rap icon Drake.
Some have even speculated that her surge in page traffic was due to strategic industry promotion.
In the months since, Althoff has hosted major figures in hip-hop like Lil Yachty, Tyga, and Offset.
Nonetheless, some online voices are critiquing her demeanor during these interviews, suggesting she may be exploiting Black spaces to boost her own platform, all while giving the impression that she considers herself above them.
One commenter, @kyla_lacey, voiced their concern, stating,
My biggest issue with Bobbi is not her dry humor, it’s her insistence on making a career out of being in spaces she thinks she’s too good for.”
In a recent interview, Offset playfully turned the tables on Althoff.
When asked about her podcast, Althoff replied simply,
I interview people.”
Offset then queried why she wanted to interview him, to which she responded,
I didn’t. Your team reached out to mine.”
This led to a lighthearted exchange about how the interview came about, with Offset humorously suggesting he thought they were referring to the fictional character Bobby Boucher from the film “The Waterboy.”
Althoff responded by saying that she had “never heard of Offset” and that she had “Googled” him on the way to the interview. Offset hit back saying,
I had to go on TikTok, I couldn’t even Google you, You’re not there yet. But you’ll be there. But you’re on TikTok.”
The clip of the interview was shared on Instagram, with Althoff mentioning that the full episode would be released soon.
So what’s the appeal of this #BobbiAlthoff person? Because all I can gather so far is that she’s lazily attempting the Nathan Fielder schick with just his awkwardness but none of his wit, preparation, or meaningful social satire…
minorities would be a lot cooler if they didn’t make everything about victimhood. I’m just glad someone is attempting to revive that between 2 ferns legacy. If I had to complain I’d question why a married women doesn’t wear her ring and chose to film in a bed for cheap clicks.
Saying Bobbi Althoff is racist just proves that people don’t want to see a mom succeed. Her character isn’t based on her being white & not knowing the culture, it’s based on her being a Mom who isn’t familiar with any pop culture. She’s hilarious, don’t ruin a good thing.