Sarah Silverman's humor can be biting, and her politics are certainly not for everyone. But she's proving, once again, that her end goal is love, support, and encouragement for everyone. While Silverman was discussing political ideas with someone on Twitter, another user chimed in and called her a c*nt. Rather than ignore the name calling, or respond with more of the same, she took time to check out his social media.
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 Fucking sux too. see what happens when u choose love. I see it in you.— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) December 29, 2017
It turns out the man who flung the insult has been suffering with back pain as well as past mental and emotional trauma and does not have the insurance or the financial means to seek proper healthcare.
I will go. But I trust no one I've been burned so many times. I'd give the shirt off my back and everytime I get burned. I'm super antisocial. I have no friends. I'm sorry I gave u shit.— Jeremy jamrozy (@jeremy_jamrozy) December 29, 2017
Lol thank u. Damn ur so insightful. U got a degree or sumthing?? Lol I've always enjoyed ur comedy but wow wut a contrast u got urself a fan. Ur love for humanity. Its amazing— Jeremy jamrozy (@jeremy_jamrozy) December 29, 2017
Thank you for sharing this exchange publicly, for both being vulnerable and authentic. Our culture tends to cut people off for one public mistake, but this is both painful and beautiful. Thank you, Sarah. Press on, Jeremy! ❤— Nate James (@holanatejames) January 5, 2018
we can see the good in you. You apologized. That's a sweet thing to do. Good luck. pretty brave for sharing with Sarah.— Lucia Harper - Speaker (@YEPBusiness) January 4, 2018
I'm a thousand miles away both geographically and in your pain but you have an inner strength that you don't yet realise. You've now got friends all over the world. Stay strong and allow the help to help— Andrew Helson (@andyhelson) January 6, 2018
I am trying to find an excellent way to applaud this whole conversation. How do you describe that sense of ease that comes from seeing an outcry of pain, and someone listening fully, and responding in extraordinary ways? I just did, I guess.— Brian Talbott (@Zebra_Park) January 3, 2018
As she got to know Jeremy, Silverman knew there was good in there and felt moved to help.
I'm a psychologist specializing in substance abuse and PTSD at a VA hospital. Damn you handled this right. Much respect!— Dr. Sean Boileau (@sboileau1) January 1, 2018