There are plenty of good things about being a Hollywood celeb, but there are also plenty of downsides, not least of which is the abuse you get just for existing and being a nexus for trolls to gather. Paul Bettany is not immune to trolls, but it turns out he does have a pretty epic way of dealing with them, as evidenced by a tweet he published a few days ago and which you can see below.
Despite the fact he’s married to Jennifer Connelly and has kids with her, it appears that news hasn’t reached everyone, including one person who sent him the disjointed message, ‘Your a faggot pussy I would beat your fucking ass if i ever see you in real life. Faggot.’
Not willing to let that stand, Bettany decided to fight back.
Bettany wrote, ‘Dear Travis, Thank you so much for your message. I have a few thoughts – I think you mean you’re as in you are a faggot pussy not ‘‘your’’, which seems to suggest I have a faggot pussy. Also a comma after “pussy” would really help the clarity of the sentence. Lastly, you are mixing up your tenses “would and see” – I think you mean that you would beat my fucking ass if you ever saw me in real life or you will beat my fucking ass (why so much focus on my ass? Something you’d like to get off your chest?) if you ever see me in real life. Sorry for all the notes but I was a little confused. Hugs and kisses, Paul Bettany.’
And with that the actor won the Internet, not just completely ignoring the idea that being called a ‘faggot’ is meant to be an insult, but showing just what sort of insecure morons many trolls are.
My social media morning so far. pic.twitter.com/qRmkyJujgQ
— Paul Bettany (@Paul_Bettany) November 14, 2014