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Obama Tells Off White House Heckler During LGBT Pride Reception — Video

Wed, June 24, 2015 6:32pm EDT by Chris Rogers 4 Comments

Don’t mess with President Barack Obama, especially not while in his house. On June 24, the leader of the free world wasn’t amused when a heckler interrupted his speech during an event honoring LGBT Pride Month. ‘Shame on you!’ he yelled. Watch the video here!

When you’re in President Barack Obama‘s house — also known as The White House — don’t interrupt him. Unless, of course, you want to be berated for being disrespectful. That’s what happened to one obnoxious heckler during an event honoring LGBT Pride Month on June 24.


During Obama’s speech at the event, a protester’s voice can be heard interrupting him. And as seen in the video above, the POTUS wasn’t happy. “Shame on you,” Obama told the heckler, who according to CNN was protesting deportations under the Obama administration.

“Listen you’re in my house … it’s not respectful,” he added, but the heckler persisted. And that’s when Obama asked security to remove this person from his house.

“As a general rule I am just fine with a few hecklers. But not when I’m up here in the house,” the President said before Vice President Joe Biden patted him on the back. Obama then added that if guests are “eating the hors d’oeuvres and drinking the booze” at the event, they are expected to act appropriately and respectfully listen.

Apparently, the heckler was an undocumented immigrant named Jennicet Gutiérrez, who is transgender. CNN claims Jennicet “was a founding member of FAMILIA TQLM, established to advocate for LGBTQ immigrants who the group says are often excluded in the immigration debate.”

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— Chris Rogers


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