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Top ten comebacks for a gossip

What to say to someone who is gossiping about you.

Do you have a friend who gossips about you or other people? It can be beyond hurtful to find out that someone that you thought was a good friend is talking about you behind your back. Be careful who you trust. If someone talks about others with you, they will certainly talk about you with others.

We have all been taught we shouldn’t talk about people behind their backs, but some people can’t help themselves and constantly talk negatively about others.

Jared was friends with a girl in high school. He had been warned that Clarissa was a gossip, but he thought she seemed nice. He found out during the summer that she had been spreading rumours that he was gay even though he had never told her such a thing and liked girls. Jared realized he could not be friends with such a toxic person and distanced himself from her. He was still in a tennis club with Clarissa, so he couldn’t avoid her completely. He heard from coaches and others that she had been saying horrible and shocking things about him that weren’t true. The funny thing is that in time, people found out who she really was and nobody liked her. She kept repeating the same pattern.

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If you get tired of being contaminated by the gossip’s poison and want them to stop, here are a few things you can say to let the gossip know that you don’t want any part of it.

Top ten comebacks for a gossip

  1. If you have a problem with me, tell me a problem with me, tell me, not everyone else.
  2. If it’s not your story to tell, don’t tell it.
  3. I never judge someone by the opinion of another.
  4. If you didn’t hear it with your own ears, or see it with your own eyes. Don’t invent it and share it with your big mouth!
  5. Rumours, I found out so much about myself I didn’t even know.
  6. If it doesn’t involve you it shouldn’t concern you.
  7. If it’s not your story to tell, don’t tell it.
  8. I never judge someone by the opinion of another.
  9. Rumours, I found out so much about myself I didn’t even know.
  10. If it doesn’t involve you it shouldn’t concern you.

What to say when people gossip about you

Perez Hilton started his career being a gossip

 

Perez Hilton, By Paparazzo Presents – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16373568

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Perez Hilton is a notorious gossip, he created the infamous Hollywood gossip blog PerezHilton.com He started blogging in 2005 and he is now reportedly worth be $30 million.

Perez is openly gay, on his blog he tries to out celebrities who are secretly gay. Hilton has been criticized for exposing things that people are not ready to share publicly. Perez responded to the criticism by saying to Access Hollywood.:

It upsets me that people think what I’m doing is a bad thing”, I don’t think it’s a bad thing. If you know something to be a fact, why not report it? Why is that still taboo?

I guess Perez has no trouble sleeping at night.

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10 Responses

  1. (guy talks bad about my best friend)
    Me: you know why you have been wearing the same coat for 5 years straight?
    Guy: why?
    Me: cause the more you gossip the less you grow

  2. If you spent have as much time concerned about your life as you do go
    gossiping about mine, your existence might be slightly less miserable.

  3. People always used to say “It doesn’t concern you, Nikki” when I would try to join a conversation. I transferred schools a few years later. I’ve been spending the past 5 years planning how I’m gonna burn them in return. I’m thinking something like “Thanks for ruining my life. I’m glad to say I’m no longer part of yours.”

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