Barack Obama speaks out against online cancel culture

Next time you feel the urge to call someone out on social media, maybe stop and think about Barack Obama.

At an event for the Obama Foundation on Tuesday, the former president sat down with actress and activist Yara Shahidi and spoke to a group in Chicago. During the conversation, he voiced his concerns over certain types of social media usage, including cancel culture, and shared why he feels the act of calling people out online is largely ineffective.

“This idea of purity and that you’re never compromised and you’re always politically woke and all that stuff — you should get over that quickly,” Obama said. “The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws. People who you are fighting may love their kids, and share certain things with you.” Read more…

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