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11 Times Stars Shut Down Sexist Comments

November 6, 2019

Even in 2017 sexism is alive and well and nobody is immune to it, not even celebrities. Don’t you sometimes wish that you just had a great comeback? Well never fear the celebs are here to help as we break down 11 times they awesomely shut down sexist comments. Right Here. Right now on Listed. Starting off, Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles is no stranger to receiving her share of sexist comments both on and off the gym floor. Following one of her routines on Dancing with the Stars, host Tom Bergeron publicly reprimanded the Olympic superstar for not smiling enough during her performance. Simone Biles made this comment. I was waiting for you to smile at some of the compliments you didn’t. Seriously? Telling women to smile is like the oldest sexist play in the book but our girl Simone wasn’t having any of it and came up with this response on the fly. Smiling doesn’t win you gold medals. Yes. Smiling doesn’t win you gold medals. Hard work and being the best does. This comment sparked Internet love and soon enough Smiling Doesn’t When you gold Medal T-Shirts were available for sale. However, some of America wasn’t quite on board seeing as she was eliminated the following week. Coming up next, is Emma Watson, who is an unabashed Feminist, so there was no shortage of her comebacks to pick from. Our favorite was her reaction to criticism about her not being feminist enough because of her Vanity Fair’ Shoot a British radio host posted the photo with the following caption Emma Watson feminism, feminism…gender wage gap oh why oh why am I not taken seriously feminism. Oh, here are my tits! One Fan Even tweeted quote that awkward moment when you preach about feminism, but show off your boobs and objectify your body to promote a movie cc Emma watson According to Emma that awkward moment is when someone doesn’t understand what feminism is. Just last year Ariana Grande fired back at a sexist Internet troll who called her a whore when Ari uploaded a sexy Image from her Dangerous Woman video to her Facebook, a fan thought they were somehow justified with calling her a whore and that’s when Ariana quickly clapped back with the perfect response saying: when will people stop being offended by women showing skin/ expressing sexuality men take their shirts off/express their sexuality on stage, in videos, on Instagram, anywhere they want to all the time the double standards is so boring and exhausting. with all due respect. I think its time you get your head out of your ass, women can love their bodies too!!!! But Ari’s clap backs don’t stop there. Remember in 2015 when she was asked by a radio show host what she would choose if she could only use her cell phone or make up one last time. Yeah, that didn’t exactly fly with Ariana, so she quickly shut them down with this. Host: If you could use makeup or your phone one last time which one would you pick makeup or your phone one last time? Ariana: Is this what you think girls have trouble choosing between? Is this men assuming that that’s what girls would have to choose between? Host: Not a question. Ariana: We need a little brushing up on equality over here come on. Zendaya responded to an internet troll calling her out as scary without makeup with a two-word caption that reminded everybody that she takes no crap from shamers. After a User Wrote shaking my head is it wrong that I just saw Zendaya without makeup and it scared me how different she looks. I’m hurt Zendaya took matters into her own Hands and posted a hashtag no makeup selfie with the caption terrifying honestly. Done and Done. In a surreal interview with a Brazilian journalist, Orange is the New Black star Natasha Lyonne Responded to his question asking: With how beautiful you are, how on earth can you act serious? With brilliance and sass of course, Natasha suggested that his question was slightly accidentally misogynistic saying: “it’s like your question is ‘your so beautiful, what’s it like having to do all that acting?’ I can’t tell if that’s the question, but if it is, that’s insane, everybody is professional and talented and very capable, so I don’t think that really anybody is really thinking about something as meaningless as their beauty when they’re at work but believe It or not, it’s not only women who are clutch at calling out sexism. When Channing Tatum was asked by Seth Meyers where he would go in a zombie apocalypse he was quick to answer Sandra Bullock. His reason, however, was a subtle calling out of sexism in Hollywood. Well, yeah, I don’t know like I just figured like she’d have a fully stocked fridge, and like like really cool bar. You just think she’d be ahead of the ball? Yeah yeah yeah she’s been a woman in Hollywood and dealt with a bunch of ass**** men for so long that like you know Zombies are like not nothing. Tennis superstar Serena Williams had her own great response to what the CEO of Indian Wells had to say about the women’s tennis association and prepare to take a deep breath after this one. He said, in my next life, I want to be someone in the WTA, because they ride on the coattails of the men. They don’t make any decisions and they are lucky. they are very, very lucky. if I was a lady player, I’d go down every night on my knees and thank god that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born, because they have carried this sport Thankfully, Serena’s response is a breath of fresh air that we all needed. Serena: I don’t think any woman should be down on their knees thanking any anybody like that I think those remarks are very much mistaken and very very very inaccurate. Host: That one’s an ace Serena. In a recent radio interview Katy Perry Was asked about her upcoming 25 million dollar salary as a judge on American Idol and although this wasn’t a direct response to sexism she threw out a casual acknowledgement of the wage gap by responding ” I’m really proud that as a woman I got paid. And you know why? I got paid like more than like pretty much any guy that’s been on that show. And by the way, I love men. So I’m a paid woman and I’m ready for a beautiful man In 2013 the then Thirteen-Year-Old Rowan Blanchard, star of Girl Meets World, was quick to respond to a totally invasive and kind of ridiculous question on the red carpet. When she was asked if she quote, Had any dieting tips for other girls, her quick comeback, do you have any dieting tips for other teenage boys Reversing the gender on a statement is a great way to point out sexism and Rowan clearly wields that tool super well. And even Taylor Swift calls out sexism when she sees it. On an Australian radio show in response to the complaint that so many of her songs are about ex-Boyfriends T-Swift quipped back with her own take on that angle. She just writes songs about her ex boyfriends and I think frankly that’s a very sexist angle to take no one says that about Ed Sheeran, no one says it about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life, and no one raises a red flag there. Preach Tay Tay. And one last Emma Watson one for the road because she is so dang good at this. She had the perfect answer to a fan who tweeted her the question my dad says I can’t be an engineer cause it’s a “men profession” what do I do to change that Her Simply Brilliant Three Word response: become an engineer Mic drop. Well, that’s all we have time for today on Listed but sexism is real and it happens every day. So let’s do what these celebs do and shut it down when we see it. But right now I want to know which celebs clap back, you thought was the most epic. Or were you surprised to see any of these celebs make the list. Hit us up in the comment section below or hit me up on Insta @RainbSprinkles and after that click right over here to check out ten times artists stormed offstage during concerts. Thanks for watching Listed, I’m your host Zoe Lillian and I’ll see you next time.


  • Reply Gemini August 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Clown feminists … smh. Arianna with her ego, yet won’t take the garbage out without makeup from head to toe. But blame a man for asking a question .. okay ..

  • Reply Logan Field August 15, 2019 at 10:32 am

    She says feminism is about equality, if she was smart, she would know that is wrong because feminists tried to stop men from having international men’s day

  • Reply Liam TheRed Dragon August 15, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    I don’t know why the sexist people needs to do this to womens, but i would like to see them do all the sexist things that they say Forever, and fell what women fells, womans is taking pain when they pregnant and they desever everything, And for all the sexist people out there who’s reading this (warning cursing moment) FUCK YOU’RE GOD DAM MOUTH AND IF U SAY WOMENS BELONGS TO KITCHEN, we ALL belong to the kitchen cuz theres food and we can’t live without food 😊

  • Reply ladybug marinet August 15, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    I have always loved how Rowan stood up against sexist at such a young age.

  • Reply ladybug marinet August 15, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    People gotta stop thinking listening to TS songs made you 'girly'. She expresses her feeling through music, and I believe thats not a very easy thing.

  • Reply merry katty August 16, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    I just got something to tell those who likes telling me I don't smile 'smiling doesn't win you gold medals

  • Reply Laura Douglass August 16, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    I thought that in the first one he was just making a joke but it was funny what she said and clever

  • Reply Joel Retuerto August 17, 2019 at 3:02 am

    How is telling someone to smile sexist?

  • Reply Hannah August 17, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Simone: "Smiling doesn't win you gold medals."

    Narrator: "You're right! Hard work and being the best does!"

    Me: i- um- … winning doesn't make you the best..but..erm okay-

  • Reply Hendrik Mok August 18, 2019 at 11:13 am

    I thought Lilly or llSuperwomanll in the list

  • Reply melslilcuties August 20, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Emma and Ari SHOKED THEIR ASSES feminst is freedom

  • Reply DaBeast Beats August 23, 2019 at 1:22 am

    ok, with the Ariana thing… young girls are indeed obsessed with phones and makeup. anybody saying otherwise is patently false. most Instagram users are female, and literally, every girl at school is caked in makeup. don't be a liar Ariana.

  • Reply DaBeast Beats August 23, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Wage gap is a lie. it doesnt take into account the fact the men ask for raises more often, they work higher paying jobs for longer hours, etc.

  • Reply AG Seba August 23, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Sexism exist

    celebs: No u!

    sexism is cancelled

  • Reply Ezgi Hazal Eşsizoğlu August 23, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    i love emma

  • Reply Kopila Karki August 24, 2019 at 7:42 am

    The man is here

  • Reply fatimah anwaar August 26, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    The reason why feminists show off their breasts in public it's just to protest against idiots who fail biology and believe that they are just a second private part if a girl is confident and tries to look good for herself it doesn't mean that she's disrespecting herself in any shape or form Female bodies are more stigmatized than Male bodies and everyone is ignoring this problem if Girls enjoy their sexuality it doesn't mean that they are merely objects for boys' sexual desires this just sends the wrong message

  • Reply Denham Free September 5, 2019 at 2:59 am

    Asking a girl to smile is sexist????? Wowww my mom has been sexist to my sister😂

  • Reply 4_ever_a_dreamer * September 7, 2019 at 5:11 am

    Emma Watson is my Queen.

  • Reply Peter Shadle September 10, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    You go girl!

  • Reply J Palance September 16, 2019 at 12:53 am

    It has never been more popular, and more socially acceptable to hate men.
    Take advantage of this and wrongfully #metoo an innocent man. DESTROY HIS LIFE!
    You will immediately feel better about yourself!!!

  • Reply The Crunch HP September 19, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Yes!! Go kweeeen!!

  • Reply fatimah anwaar September 19, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Fashion Magazines and Music videos are often the scapegoat for promoting "hyper sexualization" on the young girls of this generation Girls are often shamed for having crushes and attracting attention from boys just because they are female it only furthers these double standards in our society Female Celebrities aren't being a negative influence on girls for embracing their provocative behavior but only if they promote toxic femininity or say that looks are more important than intelligence

  • Reply Awesome Cat September 21, 2019 at 4:07 am

    Emma , taylor, zendaya

  • Reply Macoroni Maniac September 23, 2019 at 3:51 am

    Women are bashed for showing skin and sex while men are applauded. Double standard sucks

  • Reply TBoB September 25, 2019 at 3:08 am

    ASKING her to smile

  • Reply Mimi Mafora September 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Its one thing to receive such comments from uneducated people and another to get them from people like that dude who came at women in tennis,honestly I'm hurt😒

  • Reply Jessica BEBUOY September 26, 2019 at 11:43 am

    I see zendaya I click
    I see Emma Watson I click
    I see both

    I smash the screen😂😂😂😂😂

  • Reply fatimah anwaar September 26, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    The Music Industry is heavily male dominated since Female stars are only expected to look attractive with plastic surgery and strict diets or they would be sluts if they make a single move they cannot give Fanservice unless they are being used as backup dancers for a Male star's music videos but not for themselves they are also labelled as attention seekers if they sing about their exes and are also victimized for having male fans those record companies need to be sued for enforcing these double standards

  • Reply NINJAGUAR September 27, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    What would they be without their phone and fake up? -> NOTHING

  • Reply Luna Lepever September 27, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    okay i admit, although i'm a huge Arianator
    Emma is such a good inspiration

  • Reply JM Treas September 28, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Rowan Blanchard👏👏👏👏

  • Reply GALAXY crafter October 4, 2019 at 2:25 am

    These gurls are very inspiring to young females EVERYWHERE! Also, this lets girls know that they are not objects and they can stand up and take you sh*t.

  • Reply GALAXY crafter October 4, 2019 at 2:27 am

    This females are the begginig of the revoloutoin of females.

  • Reply supreme mugwump14 October 6, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    "Become an engineer "

  • Reply fatimah anwaar October 10, 2019 at 7:58 am

    It's wrong that Female celebrities in Hollywood are expected to have an "Innocent" image and aren't allowed to do normal adult stuff they are only expected to look attractive but if they make a single move they would be slut shamed to oblivion this happens especially when they have a huge number of short term relationships and are expected to be responsible for others' reactions they are heavily infantilized and have worse treatment than Male celebrities since Pop music is heavily targeted to teenage girls

  • Reply Jonathan Zaragoza October 10, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    I feel like woman sometimes can turn a yellow light at an intersection into something sexist.

  • Reply Sniper Saiyanj October 10, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Who gave women rights?

  • Reply Brian Ashman October 12, 2019 at 6:12 am

    You know I'm a Father of three beautiful confident women in trainning and I do all I can to teach them to strive never to feel less than any man. But…..always a But, I also have a Son who I have trainned to be a wonderful Gentleman, to open the door and to treat all women with absolute respect. He tries to do this but in this age of the over the top Feminist, he is repremanded for his efforts – with the response "I can open my own door" – you know what i'm not going to stop teaching him to be the type of Man to respect all women and to teach both my Daughters and my Son to be balanced. I love the Idea of Women being empowered, having options, be all they choose to be – but take the edge off ladies please, not all men are sexist.

  • Reply Easy cooking channel October 12, 2019 at 7:27 am


  • Reply NuSsE_Iz ReAl October 12, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Why the fuck does sexism still excist! C’mon! What is different with girls and boys! Girls are still human. Ik there’s different with body parts on girls and boys. But anybody could be born as girls or boys! I just heard on the radio in a different country (i think africa or somewhere) girls were fucking HIT and SHOUTED on while giving BIRTH!!!!!! WHAT THE FUCK!?!?

    (Sorry about my swearing..)

  • Reply Sophie Bailey October 12, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    6:14 Flipping QUEEN !!

  • Reply Victoria Horvathova October 13, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Emma Watson

  • Reply Delicate Fire Collector October 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm


  • Reply Abc Def October 13, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Aaah, sexism obsessed america

  • Reply joey randsdorp October 13, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    'become a engineer' i died here, that was so funny and so true

  • Reply Pandas and Potato Chips October 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    They also told Simone that she never stopped smiling

  • Reply Natalie Wells October 14, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    I want simone’s muscles 💪 (idk if I spelt her name right)

  • Reply V .S October 15, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    'my dad says i can't be an engineer because it's a men profession' i seriously doubt your dad said that lol .engineers get paid a lot for what they do no parent would actually stop you from becoming one unless the reason is that he knows you're actually stupid and can't bear to tell it to your face.

  • Reply Tahmina Ahmed October 17, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    the presenter's voice is so annoying

  • Reply omega omega October 18, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Queens, Kings, Goddesses and God that show spoiled bratty men and jealous women how to behave.

  • Reply Jennifer Li October 18, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    what means:even taylor swift

  • Reply Solana Le Hudson October 18, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    We had to do a little morning writing about Unicorns, because a girly girl in my class asked to and this boy, he said:
    Boy: i feel like girls just think unicorns are pink and pretty and the world is happy and rainbows and glittery sparkles!
    All the girls: ….
    All the boys: ….
    My teacher 😳😡😡
    Me: Your sexist!
    Him: No I'm just saying that most girls i know are like that-
    My teacher: No, (name), you cannot say that. That’s incorrect and incredibly rude
    Him: no, i just meant a-lot of girls-
    Nahh!!!! Can i just say this boy also tries hard to be a teacher’s pet?

  • Reply Anushree Butola October 19, 2019 at 8:10 am

    I love Rowan Blanchard she is always herself not only when the times are good but also when she needs to shut down the haters and tell them it's time to move on….

  • Reply Noah Quiles October 19, 2019 at 9:41 am

    I mean, the only tennis players I know of is Serena and Venus Williams…

  • Reply caleidoz kopie October 19, 2019 at 2:22 pm


  • Reply MJ Malik October 19, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    become an engineer…….. just ended 🙌

  • Reply Shalini Mohan October 19, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    2019. Nothing's changed.

  • Reply Gurkirat Singh October 19, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    The gender wage gap topic is still bullshit.

  • Reply Akash Raj October 20, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Everyone else deserved that.. I understand ..but Entry number 9 and 10 was stupid

  • Reply Miss Mercury October 21, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Simone is right and wrong… in gymnastics yes smiling isn’t going to improve your performance, but as a dancer, smiling in your performance is VERY IMPORTANT!!! And ur wasn’t sexist at all, he just told her to smile, that’s helping her Improve, not being sexist, he didn’t even say ….because your a girl, he just said to smile smh

  • Reply Alex xx October 22, 2019 at 10:50 am

    "Become an engineer" everyone!

  • Reply Jacey Sturch October 22, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    I was told by people at my school that science isn't for girls. I went into science to spite them and now I am about to graduate with a degree in environmental science with a minor in biology.

  • Reply rasha mohammed October 22, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    How about that time lily Singh replied to others assuming a woman is angry only because Shes On her period and was like "if I saw you sleeping should I assume your dead!?"

  • Reply Adam Swiggity Swooty October 23, 2019 at 2:48 am

    This is by far…the most….retarded video I've ever seen.

  • Reply Lulu Laine October 23, 2019 at 8:09 am

    gotta be honest that was stupid of them to ask about make up and her phone they do realized there are all different types of people in the world and they assumed girls can't go a day without their phones like helloooooo stupidd I have to be honest and that one guy saying
    "do you see us on our phones"
    well do you see ari one her phone no right? that was kindaaa stupid I'm quite pissed okay I'm salty xD

  • Reply Jana Taha October 23, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    " Do you have any dieting tips for other teenage boys?" Rowan Blanchard is amazing. You go gurl. And, does anyone miss Girl meets world #girlmeetsworld

  • Reply noplacespecial October 24, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Forever best will always be Lauren Conrad:
    "What's your favorite position?"

  • Reply The Cat & The Fiddle October 24, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Emma Watson is a beast! I love her and she had the best clap backs.

  • Reply IBlackLabPlayz October 24, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Boys use their technology WAY more than girls to play video games.

  • Reply Francesca S October 24, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    I am a Feminist and I wanted to punch all these idiot men and hug Emma Watson (I love her)

  • Reply Emily H October 25, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Can you get a shirt that says smiling doesn’t win gold medals😂😂😂

  • Reply Cameron Austin October 26, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    My fav zendaya and Serena

  • Reply Mannat Kukreja October 28, 2019 at 9:58 am

    I loved rowen Blanchards reply

  • Reply Aadish Aayush October 28, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    This video itself seems sexist. As if out of 10 people, only 1 man among them ever shuts down sexist comments.

  • Reply Steviegi October 28, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    ok? what´s sexism about asking for a dieting tip? and no emma that´s not what feminism is about. it sure started to be like that but it isnt anymore.

  • Reply Agent Of Vengeance October 29, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Ironically, most of these supposedly sexist question or statements to these celebrities are from other women.
    Turns out Feminists are more sexist than Men.

  • Reply AnuckritiEG Garg October 29, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Emma Watson being there was the most obvious.😂

  • Reply Colette Bu October 30, 2019 at 2:06 am

    "be an engineer" Savage 🙂

  • Reply Azura Forestglen October 30, 2019 at 2:40 am

    How was the Biles comment sexist? That's something you would say that to a guy too

  • Reply Azura Forestglen October 30, 2019 at 2:42 am

    Sadly alot of these were from other women, shows how we need to stand up for each other if we really want to get taken seriously

  • Reply The Big Man October 30, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    why call it feminism just call it equality lol

  • Reply No no no October 31, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    being told to smile isnt gendered. the guy smiled she didnt and the poformence oud have been better had it looked like she enjoyed it

  • Reply No no no October 31, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    if feminism is about giving women a choice why did emma complain about the carls jr commercial?

  • Reply No no no October 31, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    its an indeniable fact that arianna uses both makeup and her phone a shit ton. the reason she got mad is because she wants her cake and to eat it to. she wanna be able to use both those things without people thinking she uses those things alot

  • Reply No no no October 31, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    uhm no. ed mostly rides songs about his youth. and yes lots of people say ''that'' about bruno mars

  • Reply Rimmita Chowdhury November 1, 2019 at 5:34 am

    "Smiling doesn't win you gold medals"

  • Reply fatimah anwaar November 1, 2019 at 6:51 am

    What Ariana Grande said about female stars expressing sexuality on stage is true but the ones from South Korea and Malaysia have it worse all because those backward feminists shoving their "modesty" agenda down our throats and how people view girls flaunting their bodies out of confidence as "Indecent behavior" and how these female artists are forced to have an "innocent" image there isn't any message for girls that they should be a slut to get a male partner these are irrational thoughts from Incels

  • Reply Soundarya Poovalingam November 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Last one… ✌
    Banggggggggggggggggg man🤩

  • Reply rima November 1, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    yep… Freedom to decide when u dont like it its objectification and when its empowerment… consistency logic and responsability… fuck that that aint part of feminism… female sports are often subsidised by mens (the best players of any gender) divisions… yes men are always asked about their physique and their diet 2… yea biggest user of makeup and phones are women and ur certainly using a ton of it aren't u girl… jesus christ these questions or posts by nobodys is fcking hilarious u have to scrape the barrel so hard for sxism its funny

  • Reply Chehel Domadia November 1, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Emma Watson is an amazing woman and I’d really like to meet her one day… I really appreciate all the things she done for women’s empowerment…. I love her sm ❤️❤️❤️

  • Reply Anne November 2, 2019 at 8:19 am

    I literally saw zendaya and emma watson, and clicked, .ike i didnt even look at the title.
    Whoohoo queens!

  • Reply Trey Baker November 2, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    That women's tennis comment made me cringe

  • Reply I LuV Creation November 2, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Amazing so true <3

  • Reply SaBTS 95 November 3, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    I got goosebumps at the Emma Watson Bonus, I love her so much!!

  • Reply Chaima chaima November 3, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    The problem Is that zenday looks terrific without makeup ? Looking for some attention huuh???

  • Reply Don’t Trust Anyone November 5, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Zendaya and Emma Watson? MJ and Hermione?
    C L I C K

  • Reply Pea November 5, 2019 at 12:37 am

    “Become an engineer “ damn you go Emma!

  • Reply Ruby bliss November 5, 2019 at 5:23 am

    become an engineer

  • Reply Robert Alvarez November 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Was not surprised that any of these celebrities were featured in this video.

    Also, my personal favorites were from Serena Williams, Taylor Swift, and Emma Watson.

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