Within the early days of the pandemic, many people bought a bit of punchy whereas being cooped up at residence. Admittedly, the panorama of leisure wasn’t as strong because the 2023 TV schedule appears by comparability (no less than within the pre-strike days), and other people had their very own methods of letting off steam. HBO CEO Casey Bloys took issues farther than most, although, and he admitted to partaking within the “very, very dumb thought” of beginning pretend Twitter accounts devoted to trolling critics and others sharing unfavorable critiques relating to his community’s tasks.
The Story Of Casey Bloys’ ‘Very Very Dumb’ Twitter Account
A loopy twist to this story is that we’re simply discovering out now, because of Bloys’ being publicly uncovered throughout a current HBO occasion (through THR). Allegations had been already floating tied to fake social media accounts from high-profile execs, per a Rolling Stone report, and within the midst of the CEO presenting an outlook for each Max’s and the premium cabler’s 2024 programming image, he made the next admission:
The allegations in query are tied to texts from Casey Bloys encouraging no less than one worker to “go on a mission” to interact a TV critic on social media. It was a submit concerning the lately canceled Perry Mason that sparked this explicit flame, and it led to a number of additional cases of Bloys utilizing Twitter as a option to fight seemingly subpar reactions to then-new HBO exhibits. Upon wanting again at his publicly uncovered actions, the CEO has apologized for these previous transgressions.
Casey Bloys’ Response To The Faux Tweet Scandal
Admitting one made a mistake tends to be the primary huge step in direction of mending fences, and that’s precisely what it looks like Casey Bloys tried to do along with his response. Additional fleshing out the story of his Twitter actions, and the aftermath that’s at the moment taking part in out, the HBO bigwig additionally claimed to have realized the next classes in social media communication, saying:
Was what Casey Bloys did “very very silly?” That’s extra of a dialogue for an open discussion board, and one will be certain these sorts of discussions are occurring as we converse. Nonetheless, by revealing the headspace he was in and the steps he’s taken as a lesson realized after the very fact, the media exec no less than made his apology come throughout as extra than simply phrase soup for these in attendance.
Now if we may get somebody to confess that canceling Westworld one season shy of completion was a mistake, or that eradicating Zack Snyder’s Justice League for Europeans with Max subscriptions was an equally enormous misstep. Within the meantime, hold your eyes and ears open for information popping out of HBO’s presentation at present, as who is aware of what different potential bombshells and thrilling reveals may happen.