Sarah Silverman, a comedian who tackles social taboos and controversial topics, isn’t known for being a soft touch. And she’s no stranger to internet hate campaigns.
Recently, Silverman proved to be more than just a controversial comedian when she told her followers that she’d be willing to discuss politics with Trump supporters. She was soon subjected to a sexist response by a twitter profile associated with the name Jeremy Jamrozy.
Silverman, who didn’t get angry, instead took time to look at the profile of the person attacking her. She could see that he was suffering from many issues and that he had reached a difficult point in his life.
She tweeted a response to the sexist slur and said: “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 f***ing sux too. See what happens when u choose love. I see it in you.”
I’m open! Sometimes all I know is they have avatars like yours a lot. What is that about? Why not your beautiful face? https://t.co/E5KtTG7mhb
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) December 29, 2017
The two started chatting and Silverman went on to say: “Don’t give up on yourself,” and “Be brave enough to risk getting burned. It’s what happens when u fight for yourself. But it’s worth it. I promise.”
The discussion ended with Silverman asking her followers (all 12.3 million of them) for information on a San Antonio doctor that could help with Jamrozy’s back pain. She even said that she’d pay for his treatment!
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