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Benedict Cumberbatch Has the Best Response One Can Have After Being Compared to a Cat’s Anus

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Benedict Cumberbatch Jimmy Kimmel Live mean tweets September 2015

There are two common approaches most people take when they want to mock Benedict Cumberbatch. The first is to make fun of his name, usually by changing it into something like Benadryl Candyscratch. I have to admit I find this approach rather delightful, mostly because everyone always knows who you're referring to without any context. The other approach is to insult his appearance, which is less delightful. What is supremely delightful, however, is watching Benadryl Candyscratch respond to comments insulting his appearance, which is exactly what he did last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Last night Jimmy kicked off “Mean Tweets Week,” which will feature several celebrities reading and responding to mean tweets about themselves. It's a popular segment on his show, and what makes this version even better is that it's in front of a live audience. One of the celebrities to read 140-character insults aloud last night was Benedict. Unsurprisingly, the mean tweet that was chosen for him to recite has to do with his appearance. Specifically, it has to do with comparing his appearance to a cat's anus. You know, as you do.

The tweet reads, and I quote, “If you find Benedict Cumberbatch attractive, I'm guessing you'd also quite enjoy staring directly at a cats anus.” Thankfully, Benedict doesn't take it too seriously, giggling his way through the tweet. Then he gives the most perfect response anyone can give after being compared to a cat's anus. He says, “Well, someone did, and she put a ring on it.” Then he flashes his wedding ring Family Stone style at the camera, and the crowd goes wild. It would have been even better if he had thrown a few “Single Ladies” moves into the mix, but I'm not complaining. And neither is Sophie Hunter, who I'm sure loves her cat's anus very much.

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