Online bullying can be particularly upsetting even for our favorite celebrities. Recently, comedian James Corden had to hit back at a troll when he was a target of cyberbullying.

He told a fan to play nice online after he made a vicious comment about his child.

As reported by Dearly, it’s hard to confront a person bullying behind a computer screen, but that didn’t stop the host of “The Late Late Show” from responding to a fan who wished cancer on his son, Max.

Some people weren’t happy when Corden made a joke about a “Game of Thrones” spoiler. 

As reported by the Blast, someone on Twitter went as far as saying they hoped his “kid gets cancer” after Corden revealed a plot twist. The commenter wrote in a since-deleted tweet:

It’s f**ked up you can’t even watch TV without a fat f**k spoiling something … Luckily I got to see it before this, but seriously I hope his kid gets cancer.

The Carpool Karaoke King, who shares daughters Carey, 4, and Charlotte, 17 months, alongside Max, 8, with his wife Julia, said he was deeply offended by the comment.

The 40-year-old responded to the fan:

That is, without question, the single most upsetting thing I think you could ever say about me or my family. Please take a minute and think about what you just wrote and whether you want to be a person who publicly says such things.I believe you’re better than that x

The person then replied that the comment was “a joke, you know like this segment was,” according to People.

Corden went on to handle the cruel comment with grace and class.

He tweeted:

Well, I saw your hope for my son. My hope for yours is that they never get to read that their mother or father would wish cancer on any child as ‘a joke.’ Because however, you defend it to them, they’ll never be able to understand how you could do such a thing. Night x

The Twitter account for the anonymous fan has since been suspended.

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Tiffani is a writer for Dearly. She is from New York City. Prior to working for Dearly she covered fashion news and managed social media for various digital media outlets.

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