President Obama Makes His Own 'It Gets Better' Video
Chris Colfer made one, the stars of The Vampire Diaries starred in one and now President Obama is getting on the "it gets better" bandwagon with his very own video, which was inspired by the recent gay bullying-related suicides.
"Like all of you, I was shocked and saddened by the deaths of several young people who were bullied and taunted for being gay, and who ultimately took their own lives," the President says in his PSA. "As a parent of two daughters, it breaks my heart. It's something that just shouldn't happen in this country."
The Commander-in-Chief admits that he doesn't know what it's like to be picked on for being gay, but he does say that he knows what it's like to feel like you don't belong. He continues to talk about dispelling the myths that bullying is just a part of growing up and how we have to make our schools safe places to be.
"What I want to say is this: you are not alone," he asserts. "You didn't do anything wrong. You didn't do anything to deserve being bullied and there is a whole world waiting for you filled with possibilities. There are people out there who love you and care about you just the way you are."
We couldn't agree more. The President also echoes the sentiment that many celebrities have been saying on their PSAs: it gets better. "The other thing you need to know is things will get better," he says. "And more than that, with time you're going to see that your differences are a source of pride and a source of strength."
Watch the full video below. Are you surprised that the President is taking the time to talk about LGBT issues? Do you think his PSA is more or less effective than those made by your favorite celebs?
Watch Chris Colfer's anti-bullying PSA here
Watch celebs in a PSA for The Trevor Project here