Barack Obama: I Am A Bullying Victim

In October, President Obama released an It Gets Better video, telling gay (and other bullied) kids that life won’t always be a cesspool of harassment. Yesterday at the White House’s bullying conference, he explained he speaks from first-hand experience: “I have to say that with big ears and the name that I have, I wasn’t immune. I didn’t emerge unscathed.” So remember that, kids: Just because you have some characteristic that invites teasing in grade school, you too can end up at Harvard Law School and then the White House! Of course that path is really just an invitation to further bullying, but you get the idea.