In a video titled "Don't Read the Comments," Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin share examples of the feedback they receive from their viewers, including criticism about Raskin's voice, remarks about Dunn's character being "too aggressive" and commentary on both of their bodies.
Raskin told The Huffington Post she wrote the sketch as "behavioral therapy" and wanted to highlight the "not so pretty side of the Internet."
"Putting yourself out there on the Internet comes with the caveat that anyone at anytime can say whatever they want," she said. "Week after week I have to click an 'approve' button so one guy can ask, 'Is Gaby a prostitute?' I don't delete the comment because I don't think it's fair to make it appear that we have open comments while we are secretly censoring them."
Dunn told HuffPost she thought humor was the most fitting approach to respond to commenters, even the ones who only post hateful remarks for attention.
"I thought this was the best way to hit back at the people who leave mean comments thinking Allison and I aren't real people. We see what you write, you turds," she said. "But also sometimes people comment looking for the attention. They'll say something awful and then when I reply they go, 'I'm such a huge fan. I can't believe you replied.' So we thought we'd get 'em through comedy."
Way to laugh off the haters, ladies.
Also on HuffPost: