A Sexist Internet Troll Attacked Sarah Silverman, And Her Surprising Response Has Gone Viral

“Your rage is thinly veiled pain.”

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Sarah Silverman just set the gold standard for dealing with internet trolls. 

The edgy comedian confronted a Twitter user who had arbitrarily responded to one of her tweets with the word “c*nt.” But instead of lashing out, she offered words of pure compassion. 

“I believe in you. I read ur timeline & I see what ur doing & your rage is thinly veiled pain. But u know that. I know this feeling,” she wrote. “Ps My back Fucking sux too. see what happens when u choose love. I see it in you.” 

The stranger’s tone shifted drastically as he began to describe his tribulations to Silverman.

She continued to support the man throughout an exchange that spanned several tweets. 

Even after he apologized, the comic kept the dialogue open. 

The feel-good thread culminated when she asked her followers to recommend a spinal specialist in the San Antonio area. A healthcare group responded with news that they had contacted the man the next day. 

Countless Twitter users lauded the stand-up for her kind response. 


The internet doesn’t get much better than this.