Sarah Silverman’s comedy is bawdy and brawny and often takes a sharp turn to vulgar to make a point. She shocks with off-color jokes and gags and seems like a person who would not back down from a fight.
So when a man on Twitter responded to one of her tweets using a profane term for a female private part, her fans might have expected her to return fire. Instead, she wrote a series of sympathetic and compassionate tweets that the man said changed his outlook on life. Silverman then rallied her Twitter followers to help the man get medical assistance for his hurt back.
After his one-word tweet to her, which can not be reprinted in a family newspaper, she responded: “I believe in you. I read ur timeline & I see what ur doing & your rage is thinly veiled pain. But u know that. I know this feeling. Ps My back … sux too. see what happens when u choose love. I see it in you.”
The man, @jeremy_jamrozy, a Twitter user in San Antonio, replied by opening up to Silverman about his problems. It was a few days after Christmas.
“I can’t choose love. A man that resembles Kevin spacey took that away when I was 8. I can’t find peace if I could find that guy who ripped my body who stripped my innocence I’d kill him. He … me up and I’m poor so its hard to get help,” he wrote.
Silverman empathized and suggested he try out a support group: “Good. I want to kill him too so I can’t imagine your rage. All I know is this rage — and even if you could kill him— it’s punishing yourself. And you don’t deserve punishment. You deserve support. Go to one of these support groups. You might meet ur best bros there.”
He told her he is antisocial, does not trust people and does not have any friends. But he said he would try a support group, and then he apologized for trolling her.
Lol how?? And wut do u see?? Im jus confused how u can see that I can do better. I have multiple problems a big hole to crawl out of. And usually I choose not to express it or its hard to articulate my emotions
— Jeremy jamrozy (@jeremy_jamrozy) December 29, 2017
Welcome to the human race, Friendo. You are not alone https://t.co/ePkVCvJ7Is
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) December 29, 2017
After a few more exchanges, Jamrozy told her he is actually a big fan and thinks she is funny. He explained more about his back problem and described his pain. Silverman put out a call to her followers to see whether anyone might step up to help. Plenty of people did. A few days later, she followed up:
Jeremy went for a consult and it’s worse than we hoped. If you’re so inclined, help get him on his feet and working again.
He’s in San Antonio if you’re an actual expert that can help with ur skills.. https://t.co/M61SdGWZh9
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) January 2, 2018
Jamrozy started a GoFundMe campaign to get $150 to help him with doctors’ fees. He has already raised $1,774.
He is now tweeting about gratitude and humanity.
Thank you to all the support financially, emotionally, and donations. This is more than I could have wished for. Thank you nicos organics I received ur package am excited to try the products out. Thank u everyone. U showed me a lot within a few days. Love u all
— Jeremy jamrozy (@jeremy_jamrozy) January 5, 2018
Silverman, again, has shocked her fans.