If you're going to criticize somebody or call someone out on something, it's probably best that you know who you’re talking to. Because as you can see from this hilariously cringeworthy list compiled by Bored Panda, all sorts of awkwardness can ensue when you don't do your research first. From a know-it-all correcting J.K. Rowling about the reason behind Severus Snape's demise, to a clueless smartass who asked the Prime Minister of Malta who his sources were when he tweeted about a potential hijack situation, the examples below serve as an important reminder that if you aren't sure who you’re talking to then maybe keep your opinions to yourself. Don't forget to vote for your favorite!

#1 Twitter User Tells Woman With PHD In Astrophysics That She Needs To Learn Some Science

Twitter User Tells Woman With PHD In Astrophysics That She Needs To Learn Some Science

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Hans 2 months ago

People like Gary P Jackson likely believe that you can graduate in Creationism.

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#2 That Is Amazing

That Is Amazing

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Wezbie 2 months ago

Must have had to jump in a pool to cool that burn...

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#3 Stupid Hipster Chick

Stupid Hipster Chick

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Zenozenobee 2 months ago

Whaow... trying to act as an ultimate Star Wars fanboy without recognizing Natalie Portman... interesting how some people are able to destroy their credibility without any external help...

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#4 Mansplaining

Mansplaining

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Pia Clarke 2 months ago

This is too funny. People need to check stuff like author before trying to sound intelligent lol

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#5 Harry Potter Fan Reveals Snape's True Motivation To... JK Rowling

Harry Potter Fan Reveals Snape's True Motivation To... JK Rowling

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Daria B 2 months ago

I bet ms.Rowling was amused and found it interesting to see another way of perceiving the actions of the characters she wrote. Or at least, I'd be if it happened to me.

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#6 What's Tony Hawk Up To These Days?

What's Tony Hawk Up To These Days?

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Daria B 2 months ago

Ehehe... I think I can kinda empathize with the TSA agent in this case.

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#7 What Do Women Know About Comics, Really?

What Do Women Know About Comics, Really?

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Daria B 2 months ago

Ugh, what a disgusting approach to "test somebody's fandom". Why not just enthusiastically start a good conversation with a fellow nerd?

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#8 Marvel Talent Scout Asks To See Aspiring Artists Work. Is Told To Go Away

Marvel Talent Scout Asks To See Aspiring Artists Work. Is Told To Go Away

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Not My Name 2 months ago

Wow! Not a smart move. Anytime someone asks to see my art it's always a YES! You never know who the person asking could be and even if they're not a talent scout or such, word of mouth is better than nothing.

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#9 You'd Think The Prime Minister Would Know

You'd Think The Prime Minister Would Know

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Hans 2 months ago

"The swollen wart on my left thumb told me" would be a reasonable come-back.

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#10 Patronizing Programmer Gets Told

Patronizing Programmer Gets Told

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Pia Clarke 2 months ago

Programming is like religion. Everybody has their preferences. So she's not into Java, and this dude is... It's like making a priest and an imam discuss if christianity or islam is the right way to go.

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