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President Obama Reads “Mean Tweets” On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

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President Barack Obama might want to consider being a comedian after his term is over. Ok, maybe not, but he sure does know how to crack a joke.

The nation’s President made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night and participated in one of the best segments on the show. In a segment called “Mean Tweets,” stars read out loud tweets written about them from unkind social media users. Needless to say, Obama was all game.

“I think it’s important to remember that presidents are people, too, and from time to time we give celebrities the chance to read some of the mean things people tweet about them. Tonight, we extended that same courtesy to our commander-in-chief,” Kimmel told the audience.

Obama started the segment with a tweet from @carold501. “Obama’s hair is looking grayer these days. Can’t imagine why since he doesn’t seem to be one bit worried about all that’s going on,” the 53-year-old read.

He continued with a tweet by @RWSurferGirl, “Is there any way we could fly Obama to some golf course halfway around the world and just leave him there.”

@campaignrpoz tweeted, “A 30 rack of coors light is $23 now at Sun Stop. Thanks, Obama.”

Another social media user wrote, “How do you make Obama’s eyes light up? Shine a flashlight in his ears.”

@theautho tweeted, “Somebody send obama some lifehacks on how to be a good president. haha. like, i bet that would help. lol.”

And finally, the President read a tweet by @TPPratt that wrote, “I am alright with the President wearing jeans. I am not alright with the President wearing THOSE jeans.”

During the segment, the Hawaii native reacted to Kanye West’s recent speech at Oxford University where he told a group of students that he can call Obama “out of the blue” and that “Obama calls the home phone.”

“I’ve met Kanye twice,” Obama said. “The first time was when I was a senator and he was with his mom. He’d just gotten big. He’s from Chicago, so they wanted to meet, and he was very soft-spoken and very gracious. He was a young guy, and hadn’t quite come into his own. And about six months ago, he came to an event and, look, I love his music and he’s incredibly creative. I don’t think I’ve got his home number.”

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NAACP Image Awards: Twitter Goes Wild Following Ava DuVernay’s Powerful Speech

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Ava DuVernay went viral on Monday night after she delivered one heck of a speech during the NAACP Image Awards.

The female director was named Entertainer of the Year and during her acceptance speech, took a moment to speak about the Black community using our voices to create change.

“This is our time,” DuVernay said while talking about Black power players such as Shonda Rhimes and Kenya Barris. “We can say we were here when all this gorgeous art was happening, and that we supported it — that we lifted each other up, that we did as Dr. King said we would do: Live the dream. We’re the dream.”

Following the impeccable speech, viewers jumped on social media to praise DuVernay for her powerful message. “ acceptance speech on the got me JUICED to be an actor in Hollywood at this time,” one person tweeted.

Someone else wrote, “OK, redemption for the losses AVADUVERNAY , ENTERTAINER OF year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

See full list of winners from the televised show below:

Entertainer of the Year
Ava DuVernay

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Octavia Spencer, Gifted (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Motion Picture
Girls Trip (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Comedy Series
black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Omari Hardwick, Power (Starz)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson, Empire (FOX)

Outstanding Drama Series
Power (Starz)

NON-TELEVISED AWARDS

TELEVISION

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Jay Ellis, Insecure (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Marsai Martin, black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Joe Morton, Scandal (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Naturi Naughton, Power (Starz)

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited, Series or Dramatic Special
The New Edition Story (BET)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Idris Elba, Guerrilla (Showtime)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited,Series or Dramatic Special
Queen Latifah, Flint (Lifetime)

Outstanding News/ Information, (Series or Special)
Unsung (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series
The Real (Syndicated)

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series
The Manns (TV One)

Outstanding Variety or Game Show, (Series or Special)
Lip Sync Battle (Spike)

Outstanding Children’s Program
Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series)
Caleb McLaughlin, Stranger Things (Netflix)

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special), Individual or Ensemble
Roland Martin, News One Now (TV One)

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special), Individual or Ensemble
LL Cool J, Lip Sync Battle (Spike)

 

RECORDING

Outstanding New Artist
SZA (RCA Records/Top Dawg Entertainment)

Outstanding Male Artist
Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Female Artist
Mary J. Blige (Capitol Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)

Outstanding Jazz Album
Petite Afrique, Somi (Sony Music/OKeh)

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album (Traditional or Contemporary)
Greenleaf Soundtrack Volume 2, Greenleaf Soundtrack (RCA Inspiration)

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album
“That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Song – Traditional
“That’s What I Like”, Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Album
DAMN., Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)

Outstanding Song – Contemporary
“HUMBLE.”, Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)

 

LITERATURE

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
The Annotated African American Folktales, Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Editor), Maria Tatar (Editor), (Liveright Publishing Corporation)

Outstanding Literary Work, Non-Fiction
Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies, Dick Gregory (Author), (HarperCollins Publishers)

Outstanding Literary Work, Debut Author
No One Is Coming to Save Us, Stephanie Powell Watts (Author), (HarperCollins Publishers)

Outstanding Literary Work, Biography / Autobiography
Becoming Ms. Burton, From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women, Susan Burton (Author), Cari Lynn (Author), Michelle Alexander (Foreword By), (The New Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting our Sacred Dreams, Dr. Tererai Trent (Author), Oprah Winfrey (Foreword By), (Simon and Schuster)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
Incendiary Art: Poems, Patricia Smith (Author), (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, Vashti Harrison (Author), (Hachette Book Group)

Outstanding Literary Work, Youth / Teens
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground, Rita Williams-Garcia, (Author), Frank Morrison (Illustrator), (Amistad/HarperCollins Publishers)

 

MOTION PICTURE

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Idris Elba, Thor: Ragnarok (Marvel Studios)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
Detroit (Annapurna Pictures)

 

DOCUMENTARY

Outstanding Documentary (Film)
STEP (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Documentary (Television)
The 44th President: In His Own Words” (History)

 

WRITING

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Janine Barrois, Claws, “Batsh*t” (TNT)

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
Gina Prince-Bythewood, Shots Fired, “Hour One: Pilot” (Fox)

Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special
Abdul Williams, The New Edition Story – Part 2 (BET)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture
Jordan Peele, Get Out (Universal Pictures)

 

DIRECTING

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Anton Cropper, black-ish, “Juneteenth” (ABC)

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
Carl Franklin, 13 Reasons Why, “Tape 5, Side B” (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special
Allen Hughes, The Defiant Ones (HBO)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture
Jordan Peele, Get Out (Universal Pictures)

 

ANIMATED/CGI

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
Tiffany Haddish, Legends of Chamberlain Heights” (Comedy Central)

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