A Guide To Dealing With Trolls, By Your Favourite Celebrities
Because being famous can be a bit of a strain...
When Mia Khalifa started getting death threats for being a successful porn star of Lebanese descent, she batted off the haters in a sophisticatedly suave fashion.
A pretty big gang of people have come to her rescue, suggesting buffering problems and jealously as reasons why the Internet has an issue with Khalifa's success.
We love it when a celebrity proves that they're more than a pretty face with a display of sass and humanity.
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, aka Hollywood's most wonderful couple, do it all the time. The pair have been known to hold up signs with names of charities on them and neither are strangers to photobombing other celebrities. But most recently, Stone's restaurant photobomb proved that actually, asking for a selfie would probably have been less embarassing than this:
The footage that sees Joseph Gordon-Levitt turning the camera around on photographers is now pretty vintage but nonetheless remains squirm enducing.
Forcing some pretty aggy paparrazi to admit why they'd been chasing him and his male friend, this is young JGL going gonzo:
Eight years later, Cara Delevingne employs the same tactic, albeit on a much smaller camera.
She's posted some pretty heart-rending videos of being swarmed by photographers outside her house, but this one of a multi-tasking pap is a tongue-in-cheek favourite.
An early(ish) victim of online perv hackers, universal sexy lady Scarlett Johansson found that a particularly risque nudie had been leaked back in 2011.
Discussing the image that had been sent to then husband Ryan Reynolds, ScarJo merely retorted: "I know my best angles." Damn right! She added: "There's nothing wrong with that. It wasn't like I was shooting a porno. Although there's nothing wrong with that either."
Mia Khalifa and Scarlett know what's up.
And finally, in a case of words over images and honesty over truth-skimming, FKA Twigs' frank admission in an Observer interview about why being hounded by paparrazi is worth it is both beautiful and thought provoking.
“That side of my life [the paparazzi] is nothing to do with me. That’s, like… That is the… side of life of the man that I love...I look uncomfortable because I am uncomfortable. But then it’s, like, is this person in my life worth that? And he is, without question. Do you know what I mean? In comparison to how happy I am. And how I feel with him. It’s 100% worth it. Does that make sense?”