Sarah Silverman

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Celebrities endure a lot of insults, but Sarah Silverman was the target of a particularly nasty tweet on Friday.

The comedienne shared the message on Twitter, where she has more than 6.25 million followers. The original tweet read, "I hope you get cervical cancer" and was posted in response to a question she had asked her fans, "Hey classmates from Bedford NH: What ever happened to Steve Williamson? He was so funny."

More than 500 people retweeted Silverman.

The person, who calls himself Carlton Banks and uses the username @cbanks420lol, has a profile picture that mashes up the faces of Carlton Banks, Alfonso Ribeiro's character on the '90s show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and a man resembling Jesus.

The person has in the past posted several expletive-filled tweets and anti-Semitic messages (Silverman was raised Jewish). They have also insulted and lashed out at The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo and Lena Dunham.

Scores of fans took to Twitter to rally behind Silverman.


For Silverman, there's a simple remedy to making sure she never has to see more insults from the person again.

The American Cancer Society estimates that about 4,100 women will die from cervical cancer in 2015. To find out more about the disease and how you can help prevent it, go to the website of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition.

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