Social media has brought artists closer to their fans than ever before––for better or worse. The direct connection often yields positive results; fan questions can be answered immediately and rumors can be quickly set straight. But sometimes the constant motion of Twitter and Instagram timelines can prove negative.

These channels are not only open to fans, but haters too––and nothing stops negative posts from making their way to celebs' screens. Every artist handles negativity on social media differently: some are able to ignore it forever, and others (Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran, Alessia Cara, etc.) have taken periodic breaks from the platforms.

The most exciting (and often surprising) way celebrities deal with the negativity, however, is by responding. From Rihanna to Selena Gomez, many celebrities have taken advantage of the reply button when it comes to online negativity.

Below, scroll though 25 times celebrities clapped back at fans.

25 Times Celebrities Clapped Back at Fans

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