Good News #4
Sarah Silverman Rolls with Trolls
As mentioned above, celebrities may be portrayed as arrogant, snobby, or full of themselves. One thing that however is not acknowledged enough about celebrities- they receive a lot of hate. Sarah Silverman, a popular comedian with a crude sense of humor, received a nasty and sexist comment from a man she had never met, via twitter. The man, named Jeremy Jamrozy, attacked Silverman on twitter, using sexist, vulgar language. When Silverman saw the tweet she realized something on the man’s profile- he was quite unhappy due to a serious back injury and a troubled childhood. Instead of responding with rage, Silverman responded to the man with, “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. Ps My back … sux too. see what happens when u choose love. I see it in you.” Silverman tweeted out many loving and kind tweets in response and eventually paid for the procedure for his back. The man admitted that he really enjoyed Sarah, and he apologized for the sexist tweet. He also sent out a very sincere message of gratitude on twitter to Sarah and her followers who helped his procedure go smoothly. Sarah and the man are now friends, as she gives him life advice and expresses real emotion to him, while he now speaks of her with compassion and strays from the rude comments. The moral of the story is to try to respond to hate with kindness to help further create a healing in the world- because most times hatred comes from personal issues, and showing people care and compassion can even start a new friendship.
(Story Adapted by www.washingtonpost.com)