It's never easy to admit you're wrong, particularly when your misstep is broadcasted to the world on social media. But writers at The Washington Post took the high road and maturely received critique after Silicon Valley comedian Kumail Nanjiani called them out for a sexism in a headline.
For those unfamiliar with the movie The Big Sick, Nanjiani and his wife (and fellow writer) Emily V. Gordon co-wrote their true love story for the big screen. The critically acclaimed romance wasn't the typical meet cute, as it detailed Gordon's unexpected medically induced coma and eventual diagnosis of adult-onset Stills disease. The coma and disease diagnosis sit at the center of the movie's plot and Nanjiani's realization that he loved her. This context is helpful for understanding the nature of the following Twitter interaction.