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National Spelling Bee Twitter trolls viewer into oblivion

Savage.

 

Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Published May 27, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 5:12 pm CDT

If there’s one lesson that should’ve stuck with you from elementary school, it’s that you should always check your spelling—especially when you try to pick a fight with the National Spelling Bee.

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The competition crowned two winners this year, but that’s not the issue that Kyle Chapman took with it. Instead, he expressed some distasteful hate toward the comfort couch, a safe place where kids who are eliminated can let out all their emotions and meet up with their parents before leaving.

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“Unsure of why the national spelling bee has a ‘comfort couch’ you fucking lost suck it up quit teaching kids it’s okay to loose @ScrippsBee,” Chapman tweeted.

Unfortunately, we can’t embed his tweet here, because it’s gone. And there’s a very good, very funny reason for that.

Did you catch Chapman’s mistake? The spelling bee’s Twitter account certainly did, and it replied in such a succinctly savage fashion that it sent Chapman into account-deleting oblivion. 

Thankfully, people have preserved this massive burn in screenshots.

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We don’t know what happened to Chapman, but we’re pretty sure he’s the one in need of the comfort couch now.

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*First Published: May 27, 2016, 10:58 am CDT