Sarah Silverman’s Twitter hacked to post anti-Hillary video

Kaiser covered Sarah Silverman and Sen. Al Franken’s appearance at the DNC on Monday. The most memorable part of Sarah’s speech was a unscripted moment at the end, after they had been asked to stretch their time to allow for Sen. Simon to get ready. Sarah returned to the mic to address the Bernie-or-Bust folks booing by saying, “Can I just say, to the Bernie or Bust people: you’re being ridiculous.” Unfortunately, some BoB person(s) (or Donald Trump’s new friend) wasn’t done being ridiculous and they hacked into Sarah’s Twitter to post an anti-Hillary Clinton video under her account.

Apparently, not everyone was a fan of Sarah Silverman’s passionate speech at the Democratic National Convention on Monday.

The 45-year-old comedian took to Twitter on Wednesday to clarify that a tweet from her verified Twitter account linking to an anti-Hillary Clinton video wasn’t actually posted by her. “America, are you awakening? #Hilary4Prison,” the now-deleted post read.

Silverman, who was an outspoken Bernie Sanders supporter throughout the election, spoke out at the DNC in support of Clinton. At the end of her speech, she came back to the mic to call out Sanders supporters who were booing.

“To the ‘Bernie or Bust Crowd,'” she declared. “You’re being ridiculous.”

Still, she gave a shout-out to Sanders on Twitter on Monday, posting a picture of the Vermont senator rallying the crowd at the DNC.

“I will vote for Hillary with gusto, as I continue to be inspired and moved to action by the ideals set forth by Bernie, who will never stop fighting for us,” she also said during her speech. “I am proud to be a part of Bernie’s movement and a vital part of that movement, and a vital part of that movement is making sure Hillary Clinton is the next president of the United States.”

[From ET]

The tweet is no longer available but you can see a screenshot of it here. And since people cannot help but be a**es on social media, the are now piling on Sarah for being hacked. Although she got rid of the offending tweet, Sarah has not let this slow her down. She is still supporting Bernie Sanders AND Hillary Clinton because that is really not that hard to do. Although the incident did make her forget Kate Beckinsale’s birthday.

I wish this election wasn’t so exhausting. As an American political history major, election time is usually my favorite. However, I think Ms. Lee-Kennedy says it best in her last line here:

Steamy #DNC pic: @alfranken & me I'm the one on the right

A photo posted by @sarahkatesilverman on

My hero forever & always. Lets make sure he has an ally in office

A photo posted by @sarahkatesilverman on


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  1. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Well she dared to speak to them in a no-nonsense adult tone telling them their behavior was unacceptable.

    Of course they had to punish her!

    • s lady b says:

      because how dare anyone disagree with the establishment? hacking is stupid but as a Democrat (or former, if the corruption at the DNC this year is the new trend) I am disgusted with the “hillary or you are an idiot” mindset. Hillary is corrupt, careless, and her opinion on anything changes with the wind. The only thing ridiculous is she was ever able to get this far.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        Ah yes, all that booing and throwing money at cars was just polite disagreement. Absolutely. Hey so is hacking, if Sarah can’t handle them with kid gloves while they scream ‘traitor’ and ‘we trusted you’ then they certainly have a right to disagree even more passionately by hacking her.

        I can’t imagine why more people don’t respect their disagreements and behavior. It all sounds so admirable.

      • Veronica says:

        What exactly do they hope to get out of this “anti-establishment” dialogue, though? Yeah, I get that BOB’s are challenging THE MAN, but I’ve yet to hear what they feel the ultimate outcome should if the DNC acknowledges it more than they have. You have to have a goal in mind if you’re going to fight against a system. Apologize for the email situation? Wasserman Schultz already forfeited her position, despite no actual proof of election rigging. Have an election redo? Impossible, and no promise he’d win the second time around. Replacing Hillary with Sanders? You might want to ask the three million people who pushed the vote into her favor how they feel about THEIR voice being discounted.

  2. HH says:

    Oh… so now they’re in the business of proving people right about their immaturity? Although, I can’t say I’ve ever thought strategy was their forte. #MemesArentVotes

  3. Erinn says:

    And it’s stuff like this that makes me really hate anonymous.

    I can’t support them. I get that sometimes they do good stuff like catch child abusers and things like that… but ultimately they’re a group of fear mongering jerks. I can’t bring myself to praise them for breaking the law to mess with people I dislike knowing that they can just as easily turn around on someone who’s done nothing wrong. They were the ones responsible for compromising over 100 million sony accounts because they were cracking down on hacks of the PS3. They’ve brought down paypal, they’ve brought down so many things that affect people who have done nothing wrong, and on top of that they’ve put out the personal information of people who weren’t even the people they were targeting which I mean – that’s SO dangerous..

    • ahania says:

      But.. anonymous isn’t an organised group. Basically anyone can claim they are part of the group this is why their actions are so diverse. The actions of ONE smaller group of anonymous members does not really reflect the views of everyone who calls themselves anon .

      • Erinn says:

        I get that – I understand how they work. But even the ‘good’ things that they are happily claiming responsibility for are HUGE gray area things. Sometimes they’ll release videos saying “This isn’t what we stand for” after someone takes responsibility for a hack under anonymous’ name. But at the end of the day – what they’re doing is still not great. They’re inciting fear. They’re releasing names and addresses. They’re doing the same kinds of things that they are supposedly against; sometimes they just have the public opinion supporting them. Early on in their history they’d added code to the Epilepsy Foundation site to make it basically flash in a way that would induce seizures.

        They’re basically everything good and everything bad with the internet. While they’ll rally around some good causes, they’re also a bunch of young, impulsive teens/adults who have way more power than they should. I understand the good they do, but a lot of people just don’t realize the flip side of it. Because of their impulsiveness they go out and end up ruining innocent peoples’ lives. When they hack businesses like Playstation, they have everyone’s data at their finger tips. Names, addresses, credit cards. All it takes is for one of the people doing the hacking to decide to use that data for negative things. They harass, and incite harassment. It’s because of all the negative parts of this that I just can’t give them a big ol’ pat on the back.

    • Jay (the Canadian one) says:

      Just because Lee-Kennedy said Anonymous doesn’t mean it was (looseness of the group notwithstanding). Is there some credible source that says it was Anonymous? She may just be mistakenly using it as a synonym for hacker. For all we know the Russian hackers answered Trump’s call.

      • Erinn says:

        They haven’t claimed responsibility publicly. They also haven’t denied it. The tweet linked back to their youtube account (an old video but still) – I doubt the Russian’s would bother linking back to anon. Most hackers like to claim responsibility for their work.

        Either way, my feelings for them aren’t formed solely on this incident.

  4. Naya says:

    On a less serious note, how cool is it that she’s so affectionate with her exes ex wife. Correct me if I’m wrong but she broke up Michael sheen, right? Either way, that bday message is really unexpected and very cool to see.

  5. Merchant Smearer says:

    I remember reading her tweets about her maybe-break-up with Sheen in 2014. She sounded very sad. And I remember seeing him at a performance of The Elephant Man on Broadway, thinking she’s way too classy for him. I’m so happy they worked it out and seem so happy together!