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Tiffany Haddish uses secret X account to savage her trolls

The comedian views the account as a way for trolls to get a taste of their own cruelties
Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Tiffany Haddish secretly taunts her trolls from a fake X account.

The comedian and actress — who revealed last month she had been sober for more than two months after being charged with driving under the influence in November 2023 when she allegedly fell asleep at the wheel in Los Angeles — said she started it as she felt the need to give her army of critics a taste of their own cruel medicine.

“The Internet came out, and people got the freedom to talk about whatever they want to talk about,” Haddih said. “And now I wish I was back to illiterate again.”

“So people show me to talk about me,” she continued. “I don’t know why y’all talking about me so damn much, but that’s okay. I like to talk about you, too.”

“[I] made me a fake page and now I’m talking about [stuff] — how about that? ‘Why is this lady attacking me?’ You talk about what goes around comes around, don’t worry,” the Girls Trip star said during an appearance at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California about the motivation behind her bogus X account.

Haddish added she had restricted her secret account to X, formerly known as Twitter.

“I don’t know about fake Instagram, but I definitely got fake Twitter … I mean a fake X — a fake X,” she said.

Haddish also said her upcoming memoir, I Curse You With Joy, due out on May 7, is full of the “mistakes” she has made in her life and career.

She added at her book festival appearance she credits her high school drama teacher with realizing she struggled at reading and took time to help catch her up.

“I would come to her class, and I would bring my food with me. … I would read to her, and it would be newspaper articles, books, different things she would get me to read. And I had to read it out loud to her and she would help me.

“My brain is different — the way my brain works is a little different, so I needed somebody to be sitting there for me and guiding me. I needed guidance. [My teacher] gave me the fundamentals that I needed, and they were always there, but I didn’t know how to use them. So then, she helped me learn how to use them,” Haddish added.

Her new book marks her second as an author following her 2017 debut, The Last Black Unicorn, in which the comic first revealed she struggled with literacy until she was in high school.

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