Barack Obama, Ethyl Kennedy

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Keep the ice buckets away from Barack Obama!

After being called out by Ethel Kennedy, the oldest living member of the famous political family, the President of the United States is opting to pass on getting soaked for the #IceBucketChallenge.

"The President appreciates Mrs. Kennedy thinking of him for the challenge," the White House said in a statement. "The President will be making a donation to an ALS charity this week."

Those faced with the #IceBucketChallenge have 24 hours to decide whether they would like to get a bucket of ice cold water poured over their heads, or make a donation to a charity fighting Lou Gehrig's disease.

Many celebrities have agreed to get wet with hilarious results.

After being challenged by two Boston Marathon survivors, Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids braced themselves for quite the chill while traveling on tour.  

The "Suit and Tie" singer would later challenge Jimmy Fallon, who happily accepted Tuesday night on The Tonight Show.

Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Elizabeth Banks, Ansel Elgort and more stars have also said yes to the viral movement—even Martha Stewart!

According to reports, the #IceBucketChallenge has raised more than $2.3 million for ALS research since July 29. A job well done by all! 

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