The inarguable high point of the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia was Michelle Obama's powerful, moving speech about her time as First Lady, her support of Hillary Clinton for president, and the significance of the first black family to live in the White House.

"I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves," she said. "And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the white house lawn."


The speech, and especially that moment, was met with resounding acclaim—take this illustrative tweet from singer Kelly Clarkson.

Replies to Clarkson's tweet range from "yass queen" to users expressing disappointment in the original "American Idol" winner's enthusiasm. However, one response really stood out, as screengrabbed by South African ethicist Tauriq Moosa.

In response to the tweet, user @coffeebeansrock said, "I'm not sure I liked the part where she said the Whitehouse was built by slaves."


Clarkson dragged this naysayer so hard…


..that he closed his account. Moosa has the receipts.


Naturally, Clarkson's clapback has more retweets and likes than her original message in support of Obama's speech, currently clocking in at close to 6,200 retweets.

Back on his own timeline, Moosa expressed why Clarkson's response was important.


However, there's not really a happy ending to this story. As of this morning, a Twitter user with the handle of @coffeebeansrock has returned, but is so far following some sage advice: he or she hasn't tweeted.


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