Cyberbullying is real — and it affects everyone from the famous to the anonymous. In recent years, celebrities have spoken out about the evils of bullying online, and many of them have personally responded to the internet trolls.
From Kelly Clarkson to Demi Lovato, these celebrities brilliantly shut down their haters:
1. Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson responded with unequivocal class after controversial British columnist Katie Hopkins slammed her on Twitter over her weight. "Jesus, what happened to Kelly Clarkson? Did she eat all of her backing singers?" Hopkins wrote. "Darling, if you had a baby a year ago, that is not baby weight. It is fat."
Clarkson shared a positive message about body-image in response: "I'm awesome. It doesn't bother me. It's a free world. Say what you will. I've just never cared what people think. It's more if I'm happy and I'm confident and feeling good, that's always been my thing. And more so now, since having a family — I don't seek out any other acceptance." Bravo, Kelly!
2. Demi Lovato
"Dear haters," she responded. "You don't have to like me cause I love you. Everyone's equal, everyone has a soul and everyone deserves to be loved. Dear Lovatics, for every hater tweet - don't respond with hate but love and positivity.. Try love instead of combat."
4. Selena Gomez
"The comment you left about cancer was absurd. How distasteful of a young woman," Gomez wrote. "I have gone through that battle with fans and family members. You can dislike someone, but to wish something that could happen to you or your family is uncalled for sweetheart. You won't be winning 'anyone's' heart that way. Trust me. Educate yourself a tad more. God bless love. Be an amazing woman. You're beautiful."
5. Alison Sweeney
When Alison Sweeney and Ali Landry signed on for the Hollywood Mom's Club, their friend Lisa Rinna took to Twitter to blast the duo for stealing a concept created by her and several other stars.
"I am NOT apart [sic] of this new "Hollywood Moms club" on the TV guide network," Rinna wrote. "Ali and Ali sold the concept without us and we r now finding out. Just when you think you know people. This business is something isn't it?!"
Days later, Sweeney responded in the most dismissive way possible: "@lissarinna love that look on you. With your tan? Fab."
6. Evelyn Lozada
The claws are out! Evelyn Lozada took to Facebook to criticize Wendy Williams after she said that Lozada "gave birth to a cash register." Lozada had recently welcomed Carl Leo Crawford, the son of her longtime partner, baseball star Carl Crawford.
"You know @WendyWilliams, I never bother anyone. I even bought you a beautiful bouquet of flowers congratulating you on your Broadway debut," Lozada wrote in response to the diss. "Since you want me to open Dulce in LA, maybe your man can come to that store and purchase shoes for another woman like he did at my Miami stores. Bloop!" Ouch.
7. Taylor Swift
Every year, Taylor Swift hosts a "Swiftmas" bash, and a few lucky fans receive a box filled with handpicked goods from the superstar. In 2014, one fan got a box from Swift — and a few hateful comments from anonymous posters. "Ur ugly to be completely honest," someone told her.
Swift saw the comment and responded: "NO, ANONYMOUS. NO."
9. Kendall Jenner
10. Charlie Sheen
It's no secret that Charlie Sheen and Roger Ebert dislike each other (especially after Sheen's insensitive cancer comments), but this Twitter battle took it to a whole new level. Back in 2011, a now-deceased Ebert tweeted, "I could get a million followers like Charlie Sheen did, but my wife would leave me and I'd be a poor lonely sap like he is."
Sheen responded in true tiger blood fashion, "Yeah, you really don't know lonely til you've gone to town on 5 chicks at once. #still #winning #planbetter."