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After Twitter Started Viciously Attacking Her Over A Silly Joke, This Girl Handled It Like A Champ

Safiyaah Nawaz is my new personal hero.

1. On New Year’s Eve, Safiyyah Nawaz posted this on Twitter:


$afiyyah nawaz

@safiyyahn

this beautiful earth is now officially 2014 years old, amazing

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2. And everyone went CRAZY over it.


princess nadia

@RanksYass

“@safiyyahn: this beautiful earth is now officially 2014 years old, amazing” LMFAI ARE YOU DUMB

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motley

@team_js4ever

“@safiyyahn: this beautiful earth is now officially 2014 years old, amazing”

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YUNG $TEEZ

@allgoldjesus

“@team_js4ever: “@safiyyahn: this beautiful earth is now officially 2014 years old, amazing”really? c’mon now” COME ON BITCH.

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5. …Really crazy over it.


Marshall Mathers.

@HARDEBAKSTEEN_

@safiyyahn kill yourself you stupid motherfuck

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@safiyyahn Kill yourself.

— Cocaine_Burger (@Cocaine Burger)

Cocaine Burger

@Cocaine_Burger

@safiyyahn Kill yourself.

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7. Needless to say, Safiyyah was kind of dumbfounded over it.

I DONT KNOW ANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO I JUST RETWEETED BUT THEY SEEM REALLY OFFENDED BY MY REMARK

— safiyyahn (@$afiyyah nawaz)

$afiyyah nawaz

@safiyyahn

I DONT KNOW ANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO I JUST RETWEETED BUT THEY SEEM REALLY OFFENDED BY MY REMARK

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IM SORRY I GET IT NOW OKEY THE EARTH IS MORE THAN 2014 YRS OLD WHO ARE U PEOPLE

— safiyyahn (@$afiyyah nawaz)

$afiyyah nawaz

@safiyyahn

IM SORRY I GET IT NOW OKEY THE EARTH IS MORE THAN 2014 YRS OLD WHO ARE U PEOPLE

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young folks these days b really passionate about the tru age of the earth

— safiyyahn (@$afiyyah nawaz)

$afiyyah nawaz

@safiyyahn

young folks these days b really passionate about the tru age of the earth

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10. The torrent of Twitter hate didn’t slow down going into New Year’s Day, though. She even changed her bio to read “I GET IT THE EARTH IS APPROX 4.54 BILLION YEARS OLD IT WAS A JOKE.”

"@hoover2500: @safiyyahn @nate_braves Jesus didn't die for your stupidity." FOREAL YOU DUMDASS BITCH. xD ahahaha

— estherrobledo25 (@fuck love. ;* ♡)

fuck love. ;* ♡

@estherrobledo25

“@hoover2500: @safiyyahn @nate_braves Jesus didn’t die for your stupidity.” FOREAL YOU DUMDASS BITCH. xD ahahaha

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BITCH STAY IN SCHOOL!"@safiyyahn: this beautiful earth is now officially 2014 years old, amazing"

— Blood_Dyamonds (@Amy Winehouse)

Amy Winehouse

@Blood_Dyamonds

BITCH STAY IN SCHOOL!”@safiyyahn: this beautiful earth is now officially 2014 years old, amazing”

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Wow shave your head “@safiyyahn: this beautiful earth is now officially 2014 years old, amazing”

— xayuh (@Lew Zer)

Lew Zer

@xayuh

Wow shave your head “@safiyyahn: this beautiful earth is now officially 2014 years old, amazing”

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13. She kept a pretty good sense of humor about it.

Ive learned a lot tonight, mostly that the Internet is forever and that the earth is about 4.54 billion years old

— safiyyahn (@$afiyyah nawaz)

$afiyyah nawaz

@safiyyahn

Ive learned a lot tonight, mostly that the Internet is forever and that the earth is about 4.54 billion years old

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THANKS A LOT OBAMA

— safiyyahn (@$afiyyah nawaz)

$afiyyah nawaz

@safiyyahn

THANKS A LOT OBAMA

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15. So, realizing that people were mass-following her to yell at her for the tweet, she decided to use her Twitter feed as a platform and use the attention for something good:

Please keep the people of Syria in your mind, prayers, thoughts, anything. You can donate at this website: http://t.co/3DrMaRe1Bd

— safiyyahn (@$afiyyah nawaz)

$afiyyah nawaz

@safiyyahn

Please keep the people of Syria in your mind, prayers, thoughts, anything. You can donate at this website: http://t.co/3DrMaRe1Bd

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hey kids remember to recycle, conserve energy, re-use water bottles, turn off the lights, and do everything you can to save the planet

— safiyyahn (@$afiyyah nawaz)

$afiyyah nawaz

@safiyyahn

hey kids remember to recycle, conserve energy, re-use water bottles, turn off the lights, and do everything you can to save the planet

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i've not been hacked i just figured if im gonna get a bunch of followers for something stupid i better use my voice for good

— safiyyahn (@$afiyyah nawaz)

$afiyyah nawaz

@safiyyahn

i’ve not been hacked i just figured if im gonna get a bunch of followers for something stupid i better use my voice for good

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While im at it I should mention suicide awareness since so many people told me to kill myself, but please dont joke about suicide EVER

— safiyyahn (@$afiyyah nawaz)

$afiyyah nawaz

@safiyyahn

While im at it I should mention suicide awareness since so many people told me to kill myself, but please dont joke about suicide EVER

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losing followers by tweeting about controversial issues that upset young people who prefer to not be exposed to serious world problems!!!

— safiyyahn (@$afiyyah nawaz)

$afiyyah nawaz

@safiyyahn

losing followers by tweeting about controversial issues that upset young people who prefer to not be exposed to serious world problems!!!

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20. And that is how you deal with the haters.

back to school today, make a joke about how I need to learn how old the earth is, I dare you

— safiyyahn (@$afiyyah nawaz)

$afiyyah nawaz

@safiyyahn

back to school today, make a joke about how I need to learn how old the earth is, I dare you

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21. Sadly, it looks like Twitter users are still tweeting mean stuff at her as of Thursday morning.

“@safiyyahn: back to school today, make a joke about how I need to learn how old the earth is, I dare you”your the dumbest bitch there is

— reyelrey13 (@Rey R Hinojosa)

Rey R Hinojosa

@reyelrey13

“@safiyyahn: back to school today, make a joke about how I need to learn how old the earth is, I dare you”your the dumbest bitch there is í ½í¸‚

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@safiyyahn BITCH!! YOU ARE IDIOT HAHAHHA!!!!

— gilpratama (@Gilang Pratama Khair)

Gilang Pratama Khair

@gilpratama

@safiyyahn BITCH!! YOU ARE IDIOT HAHAHHA!!!!

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23. BuzzFeed has reached out to Safiyyah to hopefully get some more insight into what it was like to have the whole internet blow up at you over a silly joke.

(h/t Mediaite)

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