With the joys of social media, we also get a chance to glimpse into the glamorous celebrity life. In mere seconds, pop culture connoisseurs can briefly scroll through A-listers' thoughts and discover some entertaining details. But if there’s one thing we love even more, it’s finding the most satisfying clapbacks to insults or unwelcome remarks.

After all, for every starstruck fan, there are at least two keyboard warriors who spew negativity only to stir some more drama into the pot. Whether they try (and fail!) to show off their wittiness or forget that behind every star lies an actual human being, some people almost beg to be put in their place. And the whole world gets to watch it happen.

Let’s give a round of applause for the scathing tweets and sizzling burns from celebrities that left some seriously bruised egos, shall we? Our team here at Bored Panda has scoured Twitter to bring the most razor-sharp snapbacks ever composed in 280 characters. So grab your popcorn and pull your chair closer because we’re about to uncover some of the best and wildest cases. Keep reading to also find an in-depth interview about fierce replies online with Deborah S. Bowen, Ph.D. Then be sure to upvote your favorite entries, and share what you think of them in the comments!

#1

Dream Body. Danny DeVito

Dream Body. Danny DeVito

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Artemis Apollo
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1 month ago

LMAO

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#2

Anna Kendrick's Clapback

Anna Kendrick's Clapback

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Miocha
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1 month ago

And that's why she is Queen Anna.

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#3

Kendall And Kylie Jenner Were Selling Expensive T-Shirts Featuring Their Faces Over Images Of Famed Music Groups And Artists

Kendall And Kylie Jenner Were Selling Expensive T-Shirts Featuring Their Faces Over Images Of Famed Music Groups And Artists

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ℙ𝕦𝕣𝕣.𝕞𝕒𝕚𝕕
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1 month ago

Go Sharon!!

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There’s just something about celebrities that makes us inherently interested in the lives they lead. We feel fascinated by their talent, looks, and charisma, and can’t seem to stop talking about them. Especially when they involve themselves in some zesty drama online. After all, even when celebrities are adored by millions of fans worldwide, they often become subject to constant opinions from people they don’t even know. So no wonder many celebs, fed up with unwanted comments, sometimes fiercely snap back to defend themselves.

As you’re scrolling through this list, you can’t help but feel entertained by stars who seized the opportunity for a sweet comeback. But when social media experts often tell us it’s best to take the high road and ignore petty haters and their insults, is it really the right choice?

To learn more about how celebrities deal with criticism, as well as how to better handle the pouring negativity online, we reached out to Deborah S. Bowen, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor of PR Instruction at the University of South Florida. "Every celebrity, no matter where on the alphabet list they fall, is under constant pressure to maintain a particular public image that aligns with that celeb's brand," she told Bored Panda.

#4

This Response

This Response

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Deborah B
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1 month ago

Why is being sexually selfish something to boast about? Does he really need to flex about the fact that he's bad in bed? I mean, yeah man, so sorry to hear that, our sympathies to your wife, hope she's found a vibrator she likes and is enjoying your money.

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#5

Cole Sprouse Had The Best Response To Bill O'Reilly Question

Cole Sprouse Had The Best Response To Bill O'Reilly Question

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Chicken Nugget
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1 month ago

Exactly there should be an age limit to this stuff

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#6

Sass Master James Blunt

Sass Master James Blunt

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TotallyNotAFox
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1 month ago

Call the ICU, 3rd grade burn victim incomming

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"Much of the time, high-level celebs do rely on guidance from a PR rep, but a human brand is a human first. Living under a social microscope can certainly result in very intense human reactions to emotionally-charged situations," the professor explained.

However, it’s important to remember that these superstars are regular people who also make mistakes. "There's no template for handling a human being, so while any response would do well to be executed thoughtfully and strategically, the next-best thing would be to assess the situation objectively and figure out how to proceed in resolving the situation in a way that not only repairs the brand but also serves as a positive example to the public," Bowen said.

#7

Lil Nas X Points Out Double Standard Between Straight And Queer Rappers

Lil Nas X Points Out Double Standard Between Straight And Queer Rappers

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PickleRick
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1 month ago

This..., this right here. Sounds spot on.

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#8

Zendaya Jokingly Claps Back At Eagle-Eyed Fan

Zendaya Jokingly Claps Back At Eagle-Eyed Fan

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Rebekah Krause
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1 month ago

Pretty sure this is fake. Saw it a couple years with two normal people- unless it was posted as an homage/joke

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#9

This Moment Of History

This Moment Of History

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Legen ( wait for it ) dary
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1 month ago

Have no way to recover from that.

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But as it turns out, we seek celebrity hearsay because our brains are almost wired to be intrigued by it. How we process it, however, depends on the type of gossip. One study found that people were happier to hear positive tattle and more annoyed to hear negative talk about themselves than about celebrities and best friends. And although their personal ratings suggested they weren’t particularly happy to hear negative gossip about celebs, "the significantly enhanced neural activity in the reward system suggested that they were indeed amused."

#10

This Is A Beautiful Burn

This Is A Beautiful Burn

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Pandasong!
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1 month ago

Just. love. him.

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#11

Greta Thunberg Responds To Trump

Greta Thunberg Responds To Trump

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JoyfulZebra
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1 month ago (edited)

Says the guy who attempted a coup because he couldn't accept he lost.

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#12

Trevor Noah Clapbacks At Ted Cruz

Trevor Noah Clapbacks At Ted Cruz

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ℙ𝕦𝕣𝕣.𝕞𝕒𝕚𝕕
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1 month ago

Love it!!

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When asked Bowen’s opinion about this desire to seek drama happening online, she told us we absolutely enjoy devouring it. "If we didn't, as social creatures, love a little bit of drama, think of how little content we'd find on streaming platforms!"

"No one is immune to the draw; I succumbed to learning all about a particular rivalry on 'Beauty YouTube' a couple of summers ago, and spent hours down biographical rabbit holes, searching for exposition because the best drama has backstory," she continued.

#13

Don't Mess With Pink

Don't Mess With Pink

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Nash Nopper
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1 month ago

buurrrn!

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#14

J.K. Rowling Is One Of The Queens Of Clapbacks On Twitter

J.K. Rowling Is One Of The Queens Of Clapbacks On Twitter

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DforDory
Community Member
1 month ago

Rob is right. She's got 4limbs, 1head, hair,nails etc. Like a man.🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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#15

Terry Crews' Response To A Fan Who Criticized Him For Not Taking A Picture With Her

Terry Crews' Response To A Fan Who Criticized Him For Not Taking A Picture With Her

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BobTDG
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1 month ago

Leave celebs be.

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According to Bowen, we adore seeing some spicy action on social media because it fills important narrative needs for us. "And maybe a little Schadenfreude, too," she added, mentioning the German word that describes the pleasure we get from witnessing someone's misfortune.

"The parasocial relationships we cultivate with our celebrity favorites online also give us an interest. Finally, this is confrontational adrenaline or dopamine that doesn't involve you. That's the best kind of intrigue: somebody else's!"

#16

Lil Nas X With The Clapback

Lil Nas X With The Clapback

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BobTDG
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1 month ago

Lot from NasX on here.

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#17

Bullies Are Cowards

Bullies Are Cowards

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BobTDG
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1 month ago

His comment doesn't make sense. Dark pink is red.

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#18

Piers, U're Still Here?

Piers, U're Still Here?

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BobTDG
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1 month ago

F**k off Piers.

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But social media users, whether celebrities or general folk, can find other ways to tackle internet haters and bullies other than responding with the sauciest clapbacks they can think of. "The phrase that's thrown around Twitter is 'don't feed the trolls!', and that's my philosophy," Bowen told us.

"Have I been 'put on blast' for my opinions? Of course I have; I'm a person interacting with strangers on a social platform. But unless you want to get into what used to be called a 'flame war' with someone who is likely inconsequential in your life, take a deep breath and keep on scrolling. Don't feed that troll!"

#19

Finn Wolfhard Roasted James Charles

Finn Wolfhard Roasted James Charles

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Katie Lutesinger
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1 month ago

I hope that jerk got thrown out.

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#20

Lil Nas X Is Clapping Back To Boosie Badazz And Other Peers

Lil Nas X Is Clapping Back To Boosie Badazz And Other Peers

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Chicken Nugget
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1 month ago (edited)

“Black gay men will never be successful!!!11!” the bigot says to a black gay man who has multiple chart toppers and a dozen hit songs

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#21

Oh, Burn

Oh, Burn

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Ember
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1 month ago

Ha ha ha! Good for you Frankie 😊

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If you want to avoid being bombarded with hateful tweets and messages, as well as bring some ease into the social media chaos, the professor offered a few suggestions. "'Mute' and 'Block' are great tools to use with abandon, too. They give you the ability to temporarily mute or completely block people, topics, keywords, and so on. Take some of the tools that are available in any number of apps and use them to build a platform experience that works best for your style of online interaction."

#22

She Has No Time

She Has No Time

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Lori Jabi
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1 month ago

Haha Cher is cool!

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#23

It's Almost As If Sarcasm Doesn't Exist Anymore

It's Almost As If Sarcasm Doesn't Exist Anymore

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The Fabulous Killjoy
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1 month ago

Go Anna, speak the truth!

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#24

Lili Reinhart Responded To Body Shamers Who Were Concerned About Her Weight

Lili Reinhart Responded To Body Shamers Who Were Concerned About Her Weight

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Miocha
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1 month ago

Class comeback.

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"The best kind of organic social media interactions, I find, result from one of the parties attempting to make a connection ("hey, you know So-and-So?" or "I grew up right near you!") or joining in a conversation as a positive contributor. Then, authentic debate might happen in a potentially productive way. Being a good steward of your little chunk of social media might make you feel like a hall monitor at times, but it also probably makes you a happier social media user," Professor Bowen concluded.

#25

Not All Of J.K. Rolwing's Fans Agrees With Her, But She Couldn't Have Cared Less

Not All Of J.K. Rolwing's Fans Agrees With Her, But She Couldn't Have Cared Less

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Katarzyna B.
Community Member
1 month ago

I read some of it, I do not view her as transphobic. She does not strike me as hateful. She has her views, that are concerned about certain female issues If someone has exact quotes (in context) that I have not been made awares, I would love to read. Also, she created something wonderful. If we boycotted every human being that did or thought something "wrong," where would we be?

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#26

Lizzo Claps Back At Men Who Use Her Name As An Insult To Women

Lizzo Claps Back At Men Who Use Her Name As An Insult To Women

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Bobetta the DG
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1 month ago

Lizzo is amazing.

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#27

Lebron James On President Donald Trump Uninviting Stephen Curry And The Warriors To The White House, After Curry Already, Announced He Would Not Attend

Lebron James On President Donald Trump Uninviting Stephen Curry And The Warriors To The White House, After Curry Already, Announced He Would Not Attend

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BobTDG
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1 month ago

The man tried to overthrow government. I'm glad I'm rarely on the same continent as him.

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#28

Perfect Reply

Perfect Reply

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Miocha
Community Member
1 month ago

Okay, this one is funny.

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#29

This Headline Was Trying To Call Lupita Nyong'o's Brother, Peter Nyong'o, Out. But He Knows He Looks Good

This Headline Was Trying To Call Lupita Nyong'o's Brother, Peter Nyong'o, Out. But He Knows He Looks Good

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Ember
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1 month ago

I wish that I looked as good in a dress 😞

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#30

Zendaya Slams A Body-Shamer On Twitter

Zendaya Slams A Body-Shamer On Twitter

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Ember
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1 month ago

The only really positive thing about the popularity of social media in these modern times is that idiots and bigots can’t help outing themselves and their outdated ideas…

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#31

Gigi Clapping Back At A Troll

Gigi Clapping Back At A Troll

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Gardener of Weeden
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1 month ago

3 men equals a s**t? Well since he probably could not get one date in 3 decades... S**t = she will sleep with anyone ... Wh*re = she will sleep with anyone BUT ME

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#32

Lil Nas X Clapped Back At U.S. Governor

Lil Nas X Clapped Back At U.S. Governor

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New Nemo
Community Member
1 month ago

The worst thing about the hype of this shoe is that years ago nobody batted an eye when this brand released the "Jesus shoe" filled with holy water. Call it satanic and people suddenly care

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#33

Rihanna's Response After Amanda Bynes Tweeted "Chris Brown Beat You Because You're Not Pretty Enough"

Rihanna's Response After Amanda Bynes Tweeted "Chris Brown Beat You Because You're Not Pretty Enough"

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The Fabulous Killjoy
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1 month ago

You should never use someone else’s abuse to your advantage. Ever.

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#34

Gabourey Sidibe Couldn't Have Cared Less About What Trolls Wrote About Her On Twitter

Gabourey Sidibe Couldn't Have Cared Less About What Trolls Wrote About Her On Twitter

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Miocha
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1 month ago

That's how you shut people up.

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#35

Troll-Slaying Comeback

Troll-Slaying Comeback

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Chicken Nugget
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1 month ago (edited)

Did the idiot not even read the books? Where in the book does someone turn into a frog?

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#36

Olivia Wilde's Response To The Person Who Said She Looked Like A Pickle At The Golden Globes

Olivia Wilde's Response To The Person Who Said She Looked Like A Pickle At The Golden Globes

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Karo
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1 month ago

I like pickles! And bananas - idea for the next Globes look 🍌🍌

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#37

A Twitter User Said That Michael B. Jordan Is A Short Guy Who Likes Anime And Lives With His Parents. Michael Tweeted This Back

A Twitter User Said That Michael B. Jordan Is A Short Guy Who Likes Anime And Lives With His Parents. Michael Tweeted This Back

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Pandasong!
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1 month ago

Gohan

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#38

Anderson Cooper Being Amazing

Anderson Cooper Being Amazing

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Karo
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1 month ago

Why give him the pleasure and even react to such a comment?

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#39

Someone Just Got Served

Someone Just Got Served

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Zaineb Bookwala
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1 month ago

Take a DREAMER into their home? Can someone explain this.

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#40

Chrissy Teigen Shared A Photo Of Herself Nursing Her Newborn, But One Twitter User Commented That They Didn't Want To See Celebrities Like Teigen Nursing. Teigen's Reply:

Chrissy Teigen Shared A Photo Of Herself Nursing Her Newborn, But One Twitter User Commented That They Didn't Want To See Celebrities Like Teigen Nursing. Teigen's Reply:

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Anne Abildgard Boserup Lundsmark
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1 month ago

She lets ppl live... really??? this is the woman, who bullied a 15 year old Courtney Stodden and told her to kill herself. Shes vile

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#41

Lohn Legend's Response After Donald Trump Referring To Chrissy Teigen As John Legend's “Filthy-Mouthed [Sic] Wife”

Lohn Legend's Response After Donald Trump Referring To Chrissy Teigen As John Legend's “Filthy-Mouthed [Sic] Wife”

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Karo
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1 month ago

The truth is out there 🤣

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#42

That Time When J.K. Rowling Trolled Donald Trump

That Time When J.K. Rowling Trolled Donald Trump

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ll think of a username soon
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1 month ago

And here we have a quality demonstration of a 1st degree burn

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#43

Khloé Kardashian's Haters Are Calling Her Out For Holding Her Daughter Too Much

Khloé Kardashian's Haters Are Calling Her Out For Holding Her Daughter Too Much

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Linziaj
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1 month ago

Haha. YOU put her out there to feel unsafe

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#44

Oprah Winfrey Snaps At Twitter User

Oprah Winfrey Snaps At Twitter User

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Gardener of Weeden
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

... ok I have to say it... why only men?, why only 500? I stopped following her many yrs ago when I realized she was as fake as "phil" and "oz". And I am not rich because, I have not made a fortune off of gullible women ( I am a woman btw).

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#45

Taylor Swift Responds To A Joke Made About Her In Netflix Show "Ginny & Georgia"

Taylor Swift Responds To A Joke Made About Her In Netflix Show "Ginny & Georgia"

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LittleWombat
Community Member
1 month ago

She's been with the same guy since she was 25ish!! And even before then, she was a teenager!! And a young adult! Aren't people supposed to date around to find the right person - like, that's exactly what dating is, right?! We have a whole culture of people using Tinder specifically to have meaningless sex w strangers, so what's so crazy about her meeting and dating someone for a while and it doesn't work out?

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#46

Khloe Kardashian's Response To Someone Calling Her Baby "Not Cute"

Khloe Kardashian's Response To Someone Calling Her Baby "Not Cute"

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Bobetta the DG
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1 month ago

I don't like the Kardashian/ Jenner clan but what she said was right nobody should comment on a child's appearance especially not a random stranger on the internet.

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#47

Be Grateful

Be Grateful

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Elaine Morinelli
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1 month ago

Rihanna has balls?

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#48

Queen Of Clapbacks

Queen Of Clapbacks

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JoyfulZebra
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1 month ago

She is a bully tho

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#49

Demi Lovato Fires Back After Halsey's Referenced Demi Lovato's "Cool For The Summer" As One Of The Songs That Depict Bisexuality As "Taboo"

Demi Lovato Fires Back After Halsey's Referenced Demi Lovato's "Cool For The Summer" As One Of The Songs That Depict Bisexuality As "Taboo"

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BobTDG
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1 month ago

Plenty of queer kids aren't out to their parents. Isn't that what the song is about?

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#50

Less Pillowtalk, More Fighting Words

Less Pillowtalk, More Fighting Words

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From beyond the Banana Bread
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1 month ago

I am actually grateful that I do not have the slightest clue who these people are.

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