October 22nd, 2010
07:47 AM ET
12 years ago

Obama tapes anti-bullying message

Washington (CNN) - In the wake of several recent suicides by young people who were being bullied or taunted for being gay, President Barack Obama has taped an anti-bullying video message.

The White House released the video, which appears on the website itgetsbetterproject.com, late Thursday night.

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  1. jules sand-perkins

    But–would it be OK for soldiers to bully gays in foxholes?
    After all, the gays would victimize heterosexual soldiers by making them uncomfortable, and of course you never can tell what a gay person may do once you let him be in the presence of one of those omni-devastatingly attractive straight guys.
    Yeah, Obama is right: better tread slowly on that repeal of DADT...maybe consult his pastor about the Bible's (or some other holy book's) stance on gays–say Romans I.
    Did I touch on separation of Church and State?

    October 22, 2010 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  2. Rachel

    Well good even though you are fighting over turning dadt so when republicans take over you don't have to deal with it. You are always a lttle bit behind Hillary on these issues.

    October 22, 2010 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  3. jules sand-perkins

    I have never before seen ANYBODY who could play both sides of the fence as shamelessly as President Obama does.

    October 22, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I was so pleased to see Hillary Clinton, and so many prominent others on this video. Bullying of any sort is not to be tolerated, but to have someone who may be struggling with the nature of their sexuality at a a young age be bullied is despicalbe and heartless. Teenagers have enough to deal with during those years of discovery, and maturation. They should not UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES be victimized in the form of bullying and ridicule by their peers.
    Bravo to the braintrust behind this movement, IT WILL GET BETTER.

    October 22, 2010 09:50 am at 9:50 am |