Not Afraid to Speak Her Mind
Celebrity Comedian, Sarah Silverman is known to be forward, vulgar, and completely honest about what’s on her mind. In addition to acting and doing stand up, Silverman spends a lot of time as an activist. Her Twitter feed is full of her political views which naturally brings on the haters. With every opinion there is opposition.
When you’re a celebrity, your words are read by millions and amongst them are people ready to call you out on your beliefs. Sarah Silverman recently Tweeted about how she’s open to having discussions with Trump supporters to discuss political differences. Despite her careful wording, a man named Jeremy Jamrozy responded by calling her a sexist slur.
Not What You’d Expect
Silverman could have backfired and said some nasty things in response to Jamrozy, but instead, she took a look at his news feed to see where his anger was really coming from.
Jamrozy often tweeted about all the medical issues he was experiencing, including his chronic back pain. That’s when Silverman realized she should not fight fire with fire, but rather be kind.
A Softer Side
She reached out to Jamrozy saying: “I believe in you. I read your timeline, and I see what you’re doing, and your rage is thinly veiled pain. But you know that. I know this feeling. My back f***ing sucks too. See what happens when you choose love, I see it in you.”
The two started opening up about their problems with each other. Eventually, Jamrozy apologized for the way he treated her on Twitter. In another post to Jamrozy, Silverman wrote: “Don’t give up on yourself. Be brave enough to risk getting burned. It’s what happens when you fight for yourself. But it’s worth it. I promise.”
Paying Back With Kindness
The comedian took her kindness to the next level and asked her 12.2 million followers if they knew of a doctor in the San Antonio area that could treat Jamrozy’s back pain. Once she got the information she requested she did the unthinkable. Sarah Silverman paid Jamrozy’s treatment bills. He wrote on her wall expecting to ignite a fire but received love in return. He later Tweeted
“I was once a giving and nice person, but too many things destroyed that, and I became bitter and hateful,” Jamrozy said. “Then Sarah showed me the way. Don’t get me wrong, I still got a long way to go, but it’s a start.”