Weather Channel reporter criticized after referring to snowman as 'snowperson'

A meteorologist/field reporter for the Weather Channel had faced some criticism when he posted a picture of the first snowman of the year, but referred to it as a "snowperson" a gender-neutral term for crafting a human-like structure out of snow.

Mike Seidel shared a picture of a snowman and wrote:

"1st snowperson of the season and the 2nd snowfall in less than a week in Nashua, NH. Thanks to @TheMattSaffer for the eyes, nose, etc.

Thanksgiving forecast to be the coldest on record in nearby Boston with a high of 21° and wind chills in the single numbers."

The overall response from Twitter users was highly critical.


What do you call it?