11 iconic clapbacks you’ll want to use against any bully

Stewart in Susin Nielsen’s brilliant ‘We Are All Made of Molecules’ is “geeky, gifted but socially clueless” and in desperate need of the perfect clapback.

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Sometimes it’s handy to have a few stored away, just in case. So that when someone tries it with you… KAPOW! Shut down. See ya.

1. We’re starting off with James Blunt. Who? Well exactly. The singer had reached that murky grey area of ‘WHOOO?!’ back in 2014 before he started coming back at the hates like this:

2. We can all learn a little something from him. He took no shit.

3. And still in 2016 he’s SLAYING!

4. Brains over brawn. Every time:


5. When that guy just. Won’t. Stop.

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6. When you have a million things to say to that moron…


7. The classic…

bring it on

8. And a good ol’ fashioned “not your business” is always a good backup:

easy a

9. And depending who ballsy you’re feeling:


10. You can really turn up the snark:

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11. Or you know, keep it low-key, but to the point:


What’s your fave go-to comeback? Tweet it to us @maximumpopbooks

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Written by Sarah Clare

Sarah is the Lead Writer and Design Queen here at Maximum Pop! Sarah holds an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University, and a BA in Creative Writing with English Literature from Marjon (BIG UP THE MARJON MASSIVE!). Sarah joined MP! after seeing an advertisement for writers on Instagram – because where else would a design master find their dream job?

Sarah is currently working on an expose on Draco Malfoy in her spare time. But not if his father hears about it.

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