Oscar the Grouch savagely shut down Big Bird's tweet about friendship

Oscar the Grouch savagely shut down Big Bird's tweet about friendship

Twitter is a place where you can share your thoughts with the world, catch breaking news stories, and shamelessly stalk celebrities. Yeah, it's cool to get a window into their lives, but it's even more fun when big stars engage in drama. Twitter feuds are like Thunderdome - two people enter, one person leaves, after getting a brutal clapback.

When someone threatened to burn their Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling tweeted, "Well, the fumes might be toxic and I've still got your money, so by all means borrow my lighter." When someone told Pink her performance of the national anthem sucked, she tweeted, "at least I suck while singing our countries national anthem, and you just suck by yourself on a dirty couch." And when someone said getting blocked by Trump is "the best thing that will ever happen to you," Chrissy Teigen fired back by bragging about her awesome life.

Chrissy Teigen claps back at a Twitter troll Credit: Twitter

Well, J.K. Rowling, Pink and Chrissy Teigen, you better watch your back, because there's a new King of Clapback: Oscar The Grouch from Sesame Street. The green, noseless curmudgeon has been living in a trash can in 1969 - you'd be in a bad mood, too. So, when that dopey, childish freak Big Bird posted a message about friendship, the Grouch wasn't having it. Big Bird tweeted, "Oscar is a grouch, but he’s still my friend (even if he doesn’t know it)."

Obviously, this claim is absurd. Just because someone says that you're friends doesn't mean that you're friends. And what kind of person - or seven foot tall talking bird monster - says that they're friends with you, even if you don't know it? That is a disgusting display of arrogance. Who is Big Bird to make such wild assumptions about friendship? He can't even fly!

Needless to say, Oscar was not feeling the love, so he replied with a savage burn.

It just took one word to roast this bird: "Nope." Cookie Monster would have spat out his cookies. Elmo would have frozen in horror. The Count would have cried, "42,866 retweets and 176, 424 likes!" The Grouch delivered an epic clapback, and Twitter users were shook.

Some people encouraged violence.

Some had no words.

Don't mess with Oscar. You've been warned.

Uh-oh.

Well, they both have 'street' cred.

Yes, many people were surprised to find out that the Sesame Street characters have Twitter accounts. Welcome to 2018, where everyone has a Twitter account, even Muppets from a children's television who. But considering the level of vitriol on social media, maybe you should consider following the Sesame Street characters. Even when they're clapping back, they're still pretty wholesome.

In fact, this is another good reason to use Twitter: You can follow fictional characters from your childhood, and feel nostalgic. Just be warned, if you're going to tweet Oscar. He is savage.