Barbra Streisand has a very snappy comeback for age-shaming tweeter

Barbra Streisand turned 75 on April 24.

Ouch! Never try to age-shame a lady, because she will have you in her sights.

Barbra Streisand locked horns on Twitter with a parody account in the name of US President Donald Trump’s right-hand-man John Kelly, after the account implied that she was hiding her true appearance.

The 75-year-old star had tweeted to the parody account @GenJohnKelly, that purports to be representing the recently appointed chief off staff, suggesting that Kelly should be “gagged”.

While it’s clear that the account isn’t really owned by Kelly – the Twitter bio lists him as a ‘medal of honor parody recipient’ and it lacks the blue tick of official recognition – the anonymous owner, who tweets about politics in Kelly’s name, couldn’t resist firing back.

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Streisand wasn’t taking that laying down, quickly firing back that she’d replaced her photo with one taken at the celebrity-packed hurricane relief telethon this month.

It’s not clear whether the singer was aware that she was engaging with a fake Twitter account, but her fans loved Streisand’s snappy comeback regardless, earning her more than 10,000 likes in less than a day.

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The 75-year-old certainly isn’t worried about her appearance, having appeared on magazine cover wearing nothing but a men’s button-up shirt and ver high heels just a year ago.

Should age ever be used as a putdown, whether it’s implying someone is too young or too old?