Weather Channel reporter mocked for calling snowman a 'snowperson'

Weather Channel field reporter Matt Seidel was subjected to some playfully mockery on social media after referring to a snowman as a "snowperson" in a tweet on Tuesday. 

Seidel shared a photo of what he referred to as a snowperson with his 2.6 million followers while making note of the second snowfall of the season in Nashau, N.H.

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He also shared a forecast that Boston was expected to experience its coldest Thanksgiving on record.

"[First] snowperson of the season and the 2nd snowfall in less than a week in Nashua, NH," wrote Seidel before fellow Weather Channel reporter Matt Saffer for helping to build the snowperson. "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 reaction to Seidel's characterization came swiftly.   

 

 

   

 

Earlier this month, the BBC was also mocked on social media after it aired an episode of a children's cartoon featuring a "snowperson," including by former "Star Trek" star William Shatner. 

The whole world is going [crazy]!" Shatner wrote to his 2.5 million followers in linking to a newspaper story on backlash surrounding the broadcast.