Weather Channel reporter criticized after referring to snowman as 'snowperson'
Mike Seidel of the Weather Channel received some backlash after referring to a snowman as a 'snowperson' which is the politically correct term according to those who wish to remain gender neutral.
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.
No one says snowperson. Stop it.— Frank the Tank (@TrendingViews1) November 21, 2018
How do you know it’s a snow person ? Perhaps it identifies itself as a snow camel or snow frog ? Or perhaps it prefers ice crystal instead of snow. Your post may very well trigger the ... well you know.... ?? ??— John D (@jd313jd) November 20, 2018
Or “Ice Being” might work! ????— J. C. C A R P E N T E R ???? (@TheJCCarpenter) November 20, 2018
"Snowperson"??????????????????? pic.twitter.com/FH3KtC8dAC— Santiago (@Santiago316) November 20, 2018
Wait to we finally see the Abominable Snowperson.....— Guernica Jim (@guernicajim) November 21, 2018
A person is defined as "a human, an individual."— In The Fast Laine (@TheFastLaine) November 21, 2018
So calling it a "snowperson" is factually incorrect.
My iPhone red underlines Snowperson but NOT snowman— Craig Cobb (@EvangCraigCobb) November 21, 2018
Is this some PC name now “snow person”? I really miss the world before PC culture took hold.— ????willis????????????????? (@Nairda50) November 21, 2018
@mikeseidel have you ever seen the movie Frozen? I don't remember Anna asking Elsa to build a snowperson...— _JJ_ (@Nekroz_JJ) November 21, 2018
What do you call it?