Most memorable celebrity commencement speeches
Barack Obama addressed the Coronavirus Classes of 2020
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For many, graduation is a critical moment marking the beginning of an entirely new phase of life, not to mention an opportunity for some well-deserved celebration. Unfortunately, the graduating classes of 2020 have had the end of their studies and the beginning of their futures stunted by the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic, and the transition has left them feeling lost.
Enter: former US President Barack Obama, honoring the collegiate tradition of commencement speeches to lift their spirits. He virtually addressed all graduating classes and delivered both encouragement and large doses of reality, including subtly criticizing the current government by adding, "All those adults that you used to think were in charge and knew what they were doing? It turns out that they don’t have all the answers. A lot of them aren’t even asking the right questions."
Check out this gallery to see which celebrities offered their greatest advice in the most entertaining commencement speeches that won't soon be forgotten.
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