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

rj_inthe412 Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years 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

Hector Delgado Report

Wezbie
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#3

Stupid Hipster Chick

Stupid Hipster Chick

kleptomaniantic Report

Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 years 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

EmmaRitch Report

Pia Clarke
Community Member
3 years 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

theangelremiel Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years 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?

tonyhawk Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years 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?

mymonsterischic Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years 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

CBCebulski Report

Not My Name
Community Member
3 years 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

DejiDiva Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years 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

GambitGamer Report

Pia Clarke
Community Member
3 years 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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#11

Talent Scout "Discovers" Annie Lennox, Offers Her A Chance In The Industry

Talent Scout "Discovers" Annie Lennox, Offers Her A Chance In The Industry

Annie Lennox Report

Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
3 years ago

Whaaaaaaat?

Cat Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

Yikes. Either she's really young and doesn't know better (still weird) or... I have absolutely no idea. Considering she place she works for, you'd assume they'd know famous musicians.

Claire
Community Member
3 years ago

Reminds me of people tweeting about 'new' artists McCartney, and Missy Elliott when they appeared at music festivals in the last few years.

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Pia Clarke
Community Member
3 years ago

Somehow this makes me feel really old

Greg Hoggarth
Community Member
3 years ago

For anyone unsure, she's won 4 grammy awards...

Unwelcomed Guest
Community Member
3 years ago

She's won an Oscar as well

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Jeryka Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

Sorry but now I just want to hear her music since she got re-discovered. Mad props.

Godspeed
Community Member
3 years ago

"Hi Kylie, thanks so much for the offer, I'm in! Here are my MP3 samples. I'm looking forward to the rotations, marketing and press, I've got lots to offer! Cheers!" Annie Lennox

Jeanna
Community Member
3 years ago

she should send a pic of herself winning a Grammy

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Sardonic Scribe
Community Member
3 years ago

Dumb twat.

Adriana E. Henricy
Community Member
3 years ago

BLASPHEMY!

Steve Bowman
Community Member
3 years ago

Kylie? Didn't she used to sing?

Cookie
Community Member
3 years ago

Send them your resume, Annie.

Sunzilla
Community Member
3 years ago

Kylie sucks at her job...

Sasy
Community Member
3 years ago

oh that is so embarrassing, I wonder if Kylie no longer works in music ?

Marysia Jawłowska
Community Member
3 years ago

Ok, why is this so low? THIS is what it means to embarrass yourself! In fact, I suggest adding this pic to cyclopedias of all sorts as the ultimate illustration.

Blind Oracle
Community Member
3 years ago

holy wow! i wonder if "glenn" knows who she is.

Will Vega
Community Member
8 months ago

Ask for the guys address then send him some of your grammy winning cds.

Id row
Community Member
8 months ago

I wonder if that idiot ever realized who he was speaking to.

Valerie Gobaira
Community Member
3 years ago

i love how kids in the music "biz" don't listen to music.

Azure Adams
Community Member
3 years ago

That name Kylie.. I just can't take anyone seriously with that name. It's officially the new dumb girl name

Dianos Oddone
Community Member
3 years ago

at least Kylie has some intuition to evaluate Annie's talent

Megan Spainhour
Community Member
3 years ago

You work for a music company and you have no idea who Annie Lennox is????

Joanne Hudson
Community Member
3 years ago

Google google google

Karin
Community Member
3 years ago

So Kylie is like 20? and never listened to music older than last year?

Debra Starr Moon
Community Member
3 years ago

She might want to think about a job in a different industry.

Elly van den Berg
Community Member
3 years ago

How stupid can you be.....

Eloise Withers-Kilburn
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol reminds me a bit of how the whole Internet thought Kanye was giving that entirely unknown musician Paul McCartney a leg up

Patricia Ross
Community Member
3 years ago

How'd she get that job?

Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
3 years ago

kylie knows how to do her job!

Warren Cancilla
Community Member
3 years ago

She should have had a brilliant acting career also, but in the 80's the movie industry really didn't give singers much of a chance at films.

Oliver Gloxin
Community Member
3 years ago

Google could have helped!

Godspeed
Community Member
3 years ago

"Hey Kylie, thank you so much for the amazing offer. I'm in! Here are some of my MP3 samples. Looking forward to the rotations!" Annie Lennox.

Danny Root
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm 32 and I've never even heard this name before. But yeah, someone who works for a music station should generally be familiar with someone who is already famous (which I am guessing by the previous comments that she is).

Greg Hoggarth
Community Member
3 years ago

She was the lead singer of the Eurythmics. You've almost certainly heard their most famous song - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

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Tom Clement
Community Member
3 years ago

Id take the offer!

Paula Bogomolova
Community Member
3 years ago

"On line"

borklaser
Community Member
3 years ago

this could likely be a canned note sent en masse, hopefully.

Vesna Brnić
Community Member
3 years ago

Even I know who is she and I really don't like her music.

Mary Popps
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh come on, it's easy to Google a name before send a mail like this Kylie !

Eunice Grace
Community Member
3 years ago

Millennial

Racoon Cat
Community Member
3 years ago

Anyone else see John Oliver in your head screaming, "Google it! Google it, Google it, Google it!"

Juan Padilla
Community Member
3 years ago

at least he tried...

Donna Brophy
Community Member
3 years ago

A&R Person (Artist Relations) with no knowledge of artists-- not even ICONIC ARTISTS! HOW DID SHE GET HIRED???

Janet Martin
Community Member
3 years ago

Me thinks Kylie is out of a job.

Shari H
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd love to hear how he responded when he found out she's been famous for decades.

Psic. B. Elizabeth Herrejón Cortés
Community Member
3 years ago

Music Coordinator without music knowledge.. yikes!

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#12

Footballer Jay Rodriguez's Dad Calls Out Twitter Rumours

Footballer Jay Rodriguez's Dad Calls Out Twitter Rumours

-eDgAR- Report

Steve Bowman
Community Member
3 years ago

BAM!

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#13

Trashy Girl

Trashy Girl

upulie Report

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

That's actually such a huge rekt. But then again, I don't think he understands any of these jobs names.

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#14

Farmer Asked If He's Ever Worked On A Farm

Farmer Asked If He's Ever Worked On A Farm

Omni314 Report

darknessIsMyOutfit
Community Member
3 years ago

Is Jersey cow giving chocolate milk reminds me of my really really stupid ex he asked me "does chocolate milk come from those genetically engineered brown cows" I couldn't believe what I was hearing

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#15

Lewis Black Looking On While Fans Pose With A Lewis Black Poster

Lewis Black Looking On While Fans Pose With A Lewis Black Poster

CANT_TRUST_HILLARY Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Let's assume they are just not obstrusive. :)

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#16

I Wrote The Article

I Wrote The Article

caseyjohnston Report

Jem Reid de Gourville
Community Member
3 years ago

Ooohhhhh! Ha ha

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#17

A Player On The Dallas Cowboys Gets Called A Bandwagon Fan

A Player On The Dallas Cowboys Gets Called A Bandwagon Fan

AttackoftheMuffins Report

Cat Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

That's a BURN

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#18

"What Do You Know About Terrorism?" He's Former Head Of Anti-Terrorist Intelligence And Special Branch In Northern Ireland

"What Do You Know About Terrorism?" He's Former Head Of Anti-Terrorist Intelligence And Special Branch In Northern Ireland

ConsueloHatmaker Report

Josie Riley
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, at least Stevie tried... but he did end up making an 8yr old's comeback

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#19

What Did You Do?

What Did You Do?

sniperwhg Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

I do not really get it...all comments from this seem weird and latently aggressive.

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#20

Got Any Sources For That Horseshit?

Got Any Sources For That Horseshit?

Hatewrecked Report

Hayley Lightcap
Community Member
3 years ago

That's really common information so why is the green guy so pissed off?

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#21

Official Lights Out Review

Official Lights Out Review

JayBauman1 Report

Donovan Sims
Community Member
3 years ago

Probably a nicer comment than a Hitb review.

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#22

When People Ask World Record Holder To Take A Picture Of Them

When People Ask World Record Holder To Take A Picture Of Them

MayaDiRado Report

Leni
Community Member
3 years ago

Hah, that would be me. I have 0 interest in sports and wouldn't even know what it is she does! :')

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#23

I Was There

I Was There

Rektologist Report

Kim de Beer
Community Member
3 years ago

Now who's the liar here??? Do we have to pick sides??

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#24

People On Twitter Don't Realise They Are Arguing What Caused The Fall Of Rome With The Professor Of Classics At Cambridge

People On Twitter Don't Realise They Are Arguing What Caused The Fall Of Rome With The Professor Of Classics At Cambridge

G_Comstock Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Some people clearly cannot realise how sometimes you're more of a hero to admit the possibility of being wrong, apologise, and maybe re-shape your views as an offer for thought.

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#25

The Drummer Of The Smiths Is Told A Fact

The Drummer Of The Smiths Is Told A Fact

Mike Joyce Report

Steve Bowman
Community Member
3 years ago

Again I had to google a name...

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#26

I Am The Reference — Co-Author Of Zlib Gets Asked For Wikipedia References

I Am The Reference — Co-Author Of Zlib Gets Asked For Wikipedia References

yreg Report

B H
Community Member
3 years ago

Thor got hammered

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#27

Person Tells Editor Of National Review Online That He Needs To Try Reading Conservative News Sources

Person Tells Editor Of National Review Online That He Needs To Try Reading Conservative News Sources

charlescwcooke , charlescwcooke Report

La
Community Member
3 years ago

Encompasses how stupid that base is.

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#28

Deputy Managing Editor Replies

Deputy Managing Editor Replies

ericuman Report

AliensHaveRightsToo
Community Member
3 years ago

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A man with the name Danny??

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#29

When You Assume

When You Assume

C4Ciaran Report

B H
Community Member
3 years ago

The BrexPistol? Gets a pass from me just for being a BrexPistol.