Rob Delaney And Ellen Page’s Twitter Feud Was Probably Fake, But Still Depressing

Ellen Page attending the Vanity Fair Oscar party March 2014[Update: I might've been had! Check out the bottom of this post for revealing new tweets.]

I’m one of those terrible people who loves a good Twitter feud. If celebrities are willing to air out their dirty laundry in public, I’m all about it, mostly because they’re usually fighting about the pettiest stuff, and I find it hilarious.

But even a nosy old snark like me couldn’t enjoy the back-and-forth between Ellen Page and Rob Delaney, because actual genuine feelings got hurt. It’s all fun and games until someone says how they’re really feeling, and all of a sudden it doesn’t feel so fun anymore to be peering into these people’s private lives.

In case you’re not familiar with Rob, he’s a comedian and writer from LA who’s extremely popular on Twitter. He didn’t make our list of the funniest people to follow, but he made like 1.3 million other people’s, so I think he’ll be okay. Anyway, he’s known for tweeting irreverent, sometimes nonsensical, frequently hilarious little thoughts, and yesterday, one of them was this:

Not his best, but I’ll give it a noncommittal ‘haaa’ and move on, assuming that I’ll never know whose screenplay he’s talking about, or if he even had one in mind when he tweeted that. EXCEPT NOW I DO KNOW. Because it was Ellen Page’s, and she publicly called Rob out for shitting on it.

Yikes! And lest you think that was just a funny joke on Ellen’s part, check out Rob’s incredibly sobering response.

Ooooof. I like…don’t even know what to say to that. Like anyone with a heart, I get no joy out of someone earnestly expressing their hurt feelings, so this Twitter exchange was a rough way to start the day. More Naya Rivera throwing shade at Big Sean and Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry threatening to spank each other, please! Post-haste! Update: Because Ellen quotes the tweets and responds instead of just pressing reply, I didn’t see some of the tweets in the original conversation, and now I feel like a real dingus. Here’s the end of that convo, now with 110% less depression!


‘It hurts’? Cracks at CNN correspondents? Sigh. I’m sorry guys, I let you down. MY EARNESTNESS-RADAR IS BROKEN.

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    • Jess

      Pretty sure this whole exchange, which includes additional tweets from both Page and Delaney, is a joke. And if you’re joking, I’m totally joking! (I seriously can’t tell if I’ve just fallen into a massive pit of irony.)

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Oh no, I’ve been had! I didn’t see the rest of the conversation! Sigh.

    • Angie

      I am sure that this is a joke. I mean Ellen and Delaney must have worked hard on this! LOL

    • Karina

      It was a joke for sure, they’re friends and they both like to tease their followers

    • ShakinBoots

      It amazes me how many people lack a basic sense of humor. They were OBVIOUSLY joking with each other. I wouldn’t even go so far as to say they were teasing fans as another commenter said. It was just so obviously dry humor. Lighten up people and find your damn senses of humor.