Tiffany Haddish Reveals She Created A Fake Instagram Account To Argue With Her Trolls

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 09: Tiffany Haddish appears on SiriusXM’s ‘This Life of Mine with James Corden’ at SiriusXM Studios on April 09, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

In a new Tiffany Haddish profile in The Los Angeles Times, the actress revealed how she gets back at online trolls.

Haddish told the outlet that she has an Instagram alter ego named Sarah who will “destroy” haters by “deploying details from their personal lives.” “I’ve learned how to find people’s information—like I pull up the credit report, police records. You can do that for $1.99. Sometimes, I get so mad that I’ll get they phone number and I’ll just call them.”

Haddish continued, “Oh, I have called people, honey. They be shocked that I called. They’ll be like, ‘I can’t believe you even saw that.’ You did a whole video, b***h! You made a full, five-minute video! On the internet, people think they can just say whatever and you not gonna say anything. I try my best not to, but I’m a human being.”

Haddish has faced backlash in recent years, most prominently after a child sexual abuse lawsuit was filed against her and comedian Aries Spears over inappropriate comedy sketches filmed in 2013/2014. Though the lawsuit was dropped, the reputational damage was done. Haddish said she blocked the phrases “setback,” “pedo,” and “not funny” on Instagram. If blocking some words or accounts was the extent of it, that might qualify as normal and healthy boundary-setting behavior.

The “Girls Trip” star added that, amid death threats, she had to hire a digital forensics analyst. Luckily, their research showed that 75% of these threats toward her were “created by robots in Malaysia and Iran.”

You can read Tiffany Haddish’s full interview with the Los Angeles Times here.