Sometimes being in the spotlight isn’t easy. Just ask Community Manager Julia “nitocris83” Fredrickson, who had to deal with a backlash about something she said during the Q&A stream last Thursday. Julia was jokingly referring to the viewers as “peanut gallery”, which parts of the audience took the wrong way.
Some people in the chat immediately started taking offense at the term, which could indeed be seen as disrespectful. Actually Andy “Strumslinger”, who was operating the chat and reading the reactions, felt the need to clarify moments later that it was just a joke. Nonetheless Julia decided to issue a personal apology on her twitter account later that day as well.
In an attempt at humor I called stream viewers the “peanut gallery” today. I am truly sorry about this. I value you all immensely.
— Julia Fredrickson (@trianakvetch) August 17, 2017
No matter whether you think this was an overreaction by viewers or a mistake that warranted the apology, it can be put to rest. It’s virtually impossible that Julia honestly tried to insult someone. Because that’s not only a surefire way to get into the next livestream fail compilation, but fired.
It however makes for some good memes and a new running gag. We’re sure #peanutgallery will trend in the Neverwinterverse for quite a while.
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