- One of the most successful people in the history of America opened up about suffering from bullying when he was a child
- He was taunted by other kids when he was in his childhood
The former president of the United States, Barack Obama, opened up about being bullied by other kids when he was just a child.
He spoke against bullying and talked about the consequences of that hateful act in a special conference as reported by the Telegraph back in 2011.
Barack Hussein Obama is a 56-year-old politician from Honolulu, Hawaii, who became the 44th President of the United States – the first African American to serve the part.
He served as President of the United States for two terms: his first one was from 2009 to 2012 and he was reelected for a second term from 2013 to 2017.
A Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Obama is regarded as one of the most influential and successful people in the history of America.
What you probably didn’t know is that the President, just like many other children in America, suffered from bullying when he was a kid in school.
In a special press conference about the dangers of youth harassment in school, he said it’s a destructive behavior that has terrible consequences for the people that suffer from it.
According to Obama, he was mocked for his ears and his unusual name by other children.
The former president said he wasn’t immune to being called names and still thinks about it from time to time.
Bullying is a serious issue – a lot of children and teenagers have taken their own lives following instances of severe youth harassment in school.
About this, Obama said:
‘It breaks our hearts to think about any parent losing a child to bullying.’