Famous people get pissed when people wrong them, that's no surprise. Hell, regular people get pissed when people wrong them—it just doesn't (usually) end up in the tabloids. Conflict is an unfortunately inevitable part of human life. And when you're wronged, you want revenge. That sweet, sweet nectar of a good comeuppance. Not only do you want to get back at the person who hurt you, you want to take them down a peg or two in the process. What can be surprising is how vindictively and publicly they get their revenge.

You might not be surprised to learn that famously hot-tempered sci-fi writer Harlan Ellison 1) punched a professor and 2) gloated about his success for decades. That's kinda par for the course for ol' Harlan. But otherwise mild-mannered public figures can get brutal, too. Here are some examples of when celebrities clapped back in hilarious, spiteful, and very public ways.

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