The most epic celebrity clapbacks ever

'House of the Dragon' star Steve Toussaint ridicules racist viewers

Stars Insider

23/08/22 | StarsInsider


Celebrities have to deal with a lot of criticism. While many have loyal legions of fans who back them up at all times, there are also many haters (mostly keyboard warriors) who use the Internet to troll celebs. There are also many fellow celebrities who love to stir the pot, and stars are often left with two choices, ignore or clap back, and it's usually the latter. 

'House of the Dragon' reviews poured in after its August 21 premiere, but they weren't all positive. Steve Toussaint, who plays Lord Corlys Velaryon on the series, slammed viewers of the 'Game of Thrones' prequel who were taking issue with his casting as a Black man—particularly in a show that was notably lacking diversity from the start. 

“It seems to be very hard for people to swallow,” Toussaint said in an interview with Men’s Health, then added, “They are happy with a dragon flying. They’re happy with white hair and violet-colored eyes, but a rich Black guy? That’s beyond the pale.” Ridiculing people's reluctance at a Black character with "Targaryen white-blonde" hair when the entire world is a fantasy is probably the best way to deal with the online whining. 

Celebrity clapbacks range from hilarious to absolutely brutal, and they can be targeted at just about anyone. Indeed there are many witty celebs out there, and they too take to social media to express their opinions and shut down those who criticize them. So, without further ado, browse through this gallery and check out the best celebrity clapbacks.

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