Jorts aficionado and writer/director Kevin Smith is taking on a troll who called his 17-year-old daughter Harley Quinn Smith (yes that is actually her name) "ugly as s**t" and "a cancer." Being a female on the internet is so fun!
The trouble all started when some sad, pathetic person with the handle @kingpsysyphus commented this on a picture of Harley:
Cool. Also, Lindsay Lohan is alive. But okay.
Anyway, neither Harley Quinn nor her father took nicely to this comment, but instead of completely annihilating this kid with insults, the Clerks creator offered some free advice. He took a screen shot of the nasty comment and uploaded it to his Instagram page with this caption:
What it's like to be my daughter: 17 year old @harleyquinnsmith_received this message simply for the heinous crime of posting a pic of herself on@instagram. I have zero clue what the reference to #TheMatrix is all about but, wow - way to unload on a teen girl because YOU have nothing to do in life. But even though I should be apoplectic about it, my kid thought it was funny. "I'd be mad if I had a tiny dick and anonymous voice too," she said, bemused by the bitterness. But here's a nickel's worth of free advice for folks like this Troll: if you hate me (or my kid) this much, the better use of your time is to make YOUR dreams come true, instead of slamming others for doing the same. The best revenge is living insanely well - so if you wanna get back at a 17 year old girl for the grievous crime of enjoying her life, the best way to do it is to succeed in your OWN existence. Show the world WHY we should be paying attention to you instead of anyone else. Because randomly attacking others merely communicates how creatively and emotionally bankrupt you are. You think you have something to offer the world but others are getting all the attention? Don't bitch or punish the world: just create. Create something nobody's ever seen before and there is a good chance the world will notice you. Attacking teen girls on the Internet is the saddest form of masturbation that exists and requires no discernible skill or talent. You want attention? Don't make yourself mad, make something original and fun. Because if you're not being useful in this world you're being useless. Don't be useless: go make stuff that makes people happy!
Asking a troll not to be useless is like asking a Kardashian not to take a selfie. It is a long shot, but hopefully Smith got through to him.