Clever comebacks when people make fun of your ears

Ask Bryn

Hi Bryn,

People make fun of my ears, and I have been called Dumbo, Elf, and Mr. Spock. The worst insult is I look like Jar Jar Binks. Do you have a good comeback I can use?

Andy, Manchester

Hi Andy,

It can be difficult when someone makes fun of your ears, nose, or whatever body part. The thing is all of us have something that isn’t perfect about us.

If you are mortified by your ears, believe it or not, there are solutions. Larger ears can actually be reduced with ear sculpting surgery. The doctor reshapes your ear by removing unnecessary skin and unwanted cartilage.

I used to work with an Irish flight attendant who hated how her ears stuck out. She had been teased mercilessly in her younger years and decided she had had enough.

Maria had surgery to have her ears pinned back. I remember looking at her during recovery, and she looked like a mummy with bandages wrapped around her head. It was a small price to pay because the results were amazing. Something that had bothered her for years was resolved, and she had perfect ears afterward.

If people are making fun of you, here are a few comebacks you can use which will hopefully shut the person up for good.


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15 Best comebacks when people make fun of your ears

1. I would try to insult you, but I am afraid I will not do as well as nature did.

2. Coming from the person who has a face not even a mother could love.

3. Are you always a jerk or just when I am around?

4. Beauty is skin deep, but ugly is to the bone.

5. Please, you look like something I drew with my left hand.

6. I can clearly hear who you are as a person.

7. My big ears are perfect for eavesdropping on interesting conversations. You won’t believe what I heard someone say about you the other day.

8. Thank you for your unsolicited opinion, but I’m fine with the way I look.

9. I’m not sure what you hope to achieve by making rude comments about my ears?

10. I may not look like a supermodel, but I am comfortable in my own skin with my big ears.

11. Yeah, I have big ears. And thank you for pointing that out captain obvious.

12. Do you always make fun of people for things that they can’t change?

 13. I’m not happy the way you are taking the mickey. How would you like it if I made a remark about how you looked?

I4. If I looked like you I certainly wouldn’t have the confidence to insult other people’s looks.

15. I’m not sure what you’re trying to accomplish by saying that?

Michael Phelps was bullied for his big ears

Michael Phelps via Wikipedia.

Legendary athlete, Michael Phelps, was bullied relentlessly for his big ears and teased because of his long arms and lisp. After becoming an Olympic champion winning 8 medals, all those kids who used to tease him wanted to be his friend.  Even though it was challenging at the time, Phelps didn’t let the bullying hold him back and he went on to achieve great things.

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Why do people make fun of my big ears?

Everyone on the planet could be made fun of for having something about them. People make fun of others for various reasons. Often people point out others shortcomings because they are insecure about themselves and feel the need to put others down to make themselves feel better.

Sometimes people don’t realize we all look different and that it is OK. it’s because they In the case of big ears, some folks may not have seen them before and may find the appearance of a larger ear unusual.

We are all unique and different in our own way, and that’s what makes us special. Big ears can be just as beautiful as any other feature, and they should be celebrated rather than ridiculed. If someone is making fun of your big ears, it’s important to stand up for yourself and respond with confidence and pride in your appearance.

How to deal with people making fun of your big ears

It can be very hurtful when people make fun of the way you look. Here are a few things that can help if people make fun of your big ears.

Stay confident: Don’t let the person erode your confidence with their comments. All of us has physical features that make us unique, and that’s what makes us all special.

Don’t react: When people are trying to wind you up about something they are looking for a recantation. Don’t give then the satisfaction of knowing that their words bother you.

Speak up: Let the person know that their comments are not OK. Sometimes family think that they can say things and treat you any way that they want. You have a right to say something back if you are being insulted.

Get support: spend your time with people who know and love you who accept you for for who you are. Talk about the situation and figure out possible solutions.

Treat yourself with love and respect, no matter what anyone else says about you. Your big ears are a part of what makes you unique and special, and you should be proud of them.

10 Famous people with big ears

Here are some famous people who have big ears who have had a lot of success in life.

1. David Beckham – Former professional soccer player

2. Barack Obama – Former President of the United States

3. Prince Charles – Prince of Wales

4. Will Smith – Actor and musician

5. Daniel Radcliffe – Actor

6. Brad Pitt – Actor and producer

7. Kate Hudson – Actress

9. Reese Witherspoon – Actress and producer

10. Martin Scorsese – Film director

It’s important to remember that big ears are just one aspect of a person’s appearance, and they do not define who they are. These famous individuals have achieved great success in their careers despite any physical features they may have.

The Role of counselling and self care

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When you are dealing with someone who says that you have big ears and you find it stressful, consider getting support from a professional. Talking to a counselor is a great way to work through a challenging situation, and help you find some strategies to work through the person’s behaviour.

Better Help is a great resource where you can talk to a counselor from the comfort of your own home. 

Taking care of your own needs isn’t selfish, and you will feel better in the long run.

Got any comments, questions or tips for dealing for dealing with someone who says that you have big ears? Share them in the comments below.

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  1. Hey there

    I tend to get bullied at times for having bigger ears. Hav read ur comebacks above but cn u suggest comebacks that i may use when handling some imp client or say a superior.


    1. Hi, a couple of things you could say:

        Did you mean to be so rude?

        Thank you for pointing out the obvious.

        Thanks for pointing that out Captain Obvious.

        You don’t say.

      It is tricky at work because you do want to keep your job.

      Good luck!


      1. You’ve really helped me out, go see my other comment it’s the 3rd comment after this one (other than the replies, if there are any)
        Bye Jax

    2. Hi Khurram,

      A good reply is to make the difference they are commenting on, into your superpower difference over them. Like, Oh yeah, my clients say I’m one of the best listeners, my ears help give them superior tailored results they feel properly heard. I wouldn’t trade that for anything.

      If clients comment you could say, it such a gift being a good listener, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.


  2. Hi Jax,
    You sound so nice, you did really help me out with some problems. Do yo think you can help me with some other things, reply and talk if you think you can help me out. Bye Jax

  3. I have long ears (vertically). Not the protuding/ cup handle.
    You just got to shrug it off, it’s not a defect. You aren’t broken, but maybe the universes toilet is as the world is full of assholes waiting it seems sometimes. Assholes are assholes and they would make fun of anything to try to make themselves feel better by trolling you to amusement of others to give amusement to self. (it’s THE pre-internet ego stroke)

    t’ll be harshest in Jr. High/Highschool to stand out no matter what it is. Any adult who hasn’t gotten used to diversity is an utter has been loser and would likely be eaten alive in being made fun of for being “old” by the coyote pups. Anything is up for grabs.

    One defense I remember when a comment made on my ears ,I’d say they sure are and it’s because God hates me so much he decided I needed surround sound to really soak in the shit coated soundwaves of nobodies like you.

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