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5-Word Speeches That Clapped Back 👏👏

Dive into the #5WordSpeech moments that were laced with just enough "zing" in their comebacks to put haters, doubters, and perpetrators of injustice in their place.

The Internet is home to a lot of great things. And, not so great things: hate speech, biased algorithms, trolls, the 45th president, and more.

And what better place to put all of those nuisances on notice than on the Webby stage?

As crusaders for a fair and better Internet, Webby Winners have often used their 5-Word Speeches to call out those whose actions impede on the rights of others—or just, well, suck.

Below are some of the best #5WordSpeechmoments that clapped back at worthy opponents.

5-Word Speeches That Clapped Back👏

Dive into the #5WordSpeech moments that were laced with just enough "zing" in their comebacks to put haters, doubters, and perpetrators of injustice in their place.

David Harbour Calls Out the FCC

After crowdsourcing his #5WordSpeech for the 22nd Annual Webby Awards, Webby Best Actor David Harbour settled on a very poignant message for the FCC regarding saving net neutrality.

👏 👏 Learn more about the 2018 Webby Best Actor, David Harbour and his many online projects—from Stranger Things and beyond.

Who's Fake News? You're Fake News!

While accepting the Webby for News in Mobile Sites & Apps, Buzzfeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith flipped the script on the current presidential administration’s mistrust and disdain for news and media outlets.

👏 👏 Dive into the 2017 Webby Winner for News in Mobile Sites & Apps, the Buzzfeed News App.

Dylan Marron Thanks His Bullies

Host of Conversations with People Who Hate Me, Dylan Marron was bullied as a kid for his differences, now-turned superpowers. As he accepted the Webby for Best Individual Episode in Podcasts, he thanked his teenage tormentors.

 

Millennials DoSomething (and More)

To those who think all millennials do is sit around in apartments paid for by their parents and complain about having too much work to do (ahead of their 2-week vacations), DoSomething.org’s Nancy Lublin has a 5-word rebuttal for you.

👏 👏 Dive into the 2015 Webby Winner for Youth in Websites, DoSomething.org, and perhaps get involved in a cause!

The Front's Crusade Against Patriarchy

Founder of The Front, Thalia Mavros, has been at the helm of incredible video and documentary projects that center women. So it’s only natural that after winning a Webby at the 21st Annual Webby Awards her five words were “F*ck the patriarchy. We won!”

👏 👏 Check out New Deep South: Kayla, The Front’s 2017 Webby-winning work for Best Individual Episode in Film & Video.


Haven’t gotten enough? Check out all of the best 5-Word Speeches from the 22nd Annual Webby Awards and years past at wbby.co/watch 

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