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5 Celebrities Speak on Reading Hurtful Online Comments

For every good comment online, there is bound to be a million negative ones: just look on Youtube, Twitter or any other social site for the evidence that people seem to enjoy unleashing their troll side on the net. These 5 celebrities have all opened up on reading these horribly negative comments – either pertaining to their work, their looks or anything else they do in the spotlight. Some admit that they have read some of the nasty things people have said and they now try to avoid online comments. Trying not to let the random negativity put them down for any reason, these celebrities try to stay away or forget the horrible things some people have said about them online.

Bryce Dallas Howard


Bryce tries to stay away from what people say online about her: ”People are so vicious. I now know to stay away from stuff that I used to see on the internet. I don’t go online and read stories about myself anymore. People were picking on me when I did the ‘Spiderman 3’ press tour literally just 14 days after I gave birth. I can’t be in that headspace. I just don’t look myself up. I had a baby, that isn’t going to change, so I ignore things so I can be in my own little bubble.”

Carrie Fisher
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Carrie is often bashed online over her appearance and thinks it’s horrible: “It’s not good to go online to see what people say about you. I Googled myself recently and someone had posted on a website: ‘Whatever happened to Carrie Fisher? She used to be so hot and now she looks like Elton John.’ It hurts, but if people are going to say mean stuff about me, I may as well say it myself (in Wishful Drinking), except I’ll be more precise about putting myself down… I’m not big on all that surgical stuff. I’m not getting any younger, but I’ve not had a face-lift, as it wouldn’t have been brilliant for me anyway; if you’re going to be as overweight as I have been, then you can’t get a face-lift, because if you then go and lose all the weight, it would look terrible and you’d have to have it done all over again.”

Gabourey Sidibe

The Oscar-nominated actress is often bashed for her appearance so tries to avoid comments: “I try to stay off the internet, just because people hurt my feelings sometimes. My audition tape ended up on YouTube, and, like 40,000 people have seen it, and a lot of people have commented that I’m an incredible actress. But other opinions weren’t so nice, physically or whatever.”

Justin Bieber

Justin no longer reads Youtube comments or gets in to twitter fights because he knows he’s doing more harm than good: “I have so many fans that I rarely ever see a nasty tweet. I don’t read YouTube comments because those can get you sad. I see so much stuff on the Internet, sometimes I just want to go to Twitter and just go after people. But then I just think twice: If someone is dissing me, I’m going to make this person way more famous by tweeting them.”

Jourdana Brewster
Jordana only reads online comments if she’s setting out to upset herself: ”If I’m feeling really masochistic that’s what I’ll do and then if I’m feeling extra crazy I’ll check message boards. What people write on message boards is nasty by nature, so I try to ignore it as much as possible. When you respond to them on Twitter and call them out on their s**t they’re really nice too.”