Twitter War Pits Sarah Silverman Against Steve Case

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Kevin Smith wasn’t the only celebrity to get into a Twitter fracas during President’s Day weekend: Sarah Silverman was none too happy with some of the reaction to her controversial speech at the TED2010 conference, and she ended up sparring with AOL co-founder and former CEO Steve Case via the microblogging service, Gawker reported.

Silverman’s speech touched quite a few nerves for many reasons, among them repeated use of the word “retard.” TED curator Chris Anderson sent this tweet (since removed) from his @TEDChris account, according to Gawker:

I know I shouldn’t say this about one of my own speakers, but I thought Sarah Silverman was god-awful…

Silverman retorted, via her @SarahKSilverman account:

Kudos to @TEDChris for making TED an unsafe haven for all! You’re a barnacle of mediocrity on Bill Gates’ asshole.

And then, as reported by Gawker, the fun started between Silverman and Case:

Case:

@sarahksilverman The sad thing is you’re not that funny. #TED

Silverman:

@SteveCase You should be nicer to the last person on earth w an aol account.

Case:

I left AOL 10 yrs ago. You need new material. RT @SarahKSilverman: @SteveCase You should be nicer to last person on earth w an aol account.

Silverman:

@SteveCase is 2005 10 yrs ago already? http://tiny.cc/snuj4

This might be a fun one to watch.