SARAH SILVERMAN MAY BE KNOWN for her biting comedy, but her recent exchange with a Twitter troll is being held up as a model of compassion.
A few days ago, Silverman sent out a tweet, and a total stranger replied cruelly with nothing but the “c” word. But instead of lashing back or blocking the user, Silverman opted for a compassionate response.
“I believe in you. I read ur timeline & I see what ur doing & your rage is thinly veiled pain,” she tweeted back. “But u know that. I know this feeling. Ps My back F–king sux too,” she added, referring to the back troubles the user mentioned in his Twitter feed. “see what happens when u choose love. I see it in you.”
Remarkably, the troll then let down his guard, and explained his pain. “I can’t choose love. A man that resembles Kevin Spacey took that away when I was eight,” he wrote. “I can’t find peace if I could find that guy who ripped my body who stripped my innocence I’d kill him. He f–ked me up and I’m poor so it’s hard to get help.”