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November 21, 2016

'Matilda' child star Mara Wilson eaten alive for anti-Philly tweet

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Actress and author Mara Wilson.

Right up there with shouting fire in a crowded theatre, sticking your face on a hot stovetop and oinking at police officers is publicly proclaiming negative views about the city of Philadelphia, when it comes to impoverished judgment.

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The last of these misdeeds was the choice made Monday by a young woman who we all sort of remember from the nineties. Mara Wilson, the 29-year-old former child actress from "Matilda" and "Ms. Doubtfire," took a rueful shot at Philadelphians on Twitter and it did not go well for her at all. (Warning: Many of the tweets below contain explicit language). 

These remarks landed Wilson mainly in the crosshairs of Philly sports Twitter, a terrible place to be on a Monday after an Eagles loss, and at the mercy of a broader discussion about urban "a--holitude." 

Some people who jumped into the fray were much kinder to Wilson, who's surely entitled to her own opinion (aka...well, yeah, you get the circular point). 

These days, Wilson does cameos and spot voiceovers for shows like "Broad City" and "Bojack Horseman," so she's not without some redeeming qualities as an adult. She also recently published a book, "Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame?" that examines the afterlife of a Hollywood cupcake. 

Put through the wringer, Wilson emerged with the following summary of events.