While Twitter has done wonders for athletes and sports fans, all too often the social media platform can prove brutally demoralizing.

Actress Ashley Judd discovered this lesson the hard way over the weekend.

The diehard Kentucky Wildcats fan was at the SEC tournament cheering on her team as it charged through the tournament and advanced to 34-0 on the season. Her tweets from the games, while benign, quickly became fodder for opposing fans:




Of course, some fans were more civil in their disagreement:


During an appearance Monday on MSNBC Judd discussed the "shaming culture on social media" and added that she would be pressing charges against some of the people who went after her.

Even that message provoked some vile on Twitter, and Judd was quick to respond.


Kentucky enters the NCAA tournament as the top overall seed and the favorite to win the championship. If the Wildcats do advance to the Final Four, expect Judd to be watching in person.


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