If you haven't seen The Big Sick, then you're missing out on one of the the best movies of 2017. Seriously - get thee to a streaming service and watch that movie ASAP. It's sweet and moving and hilarious and everything we need in movies right now, quite honestly.
Perhaps the most unique part about the film is that it's based off of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon's life. The married couple wrote the film together, and Nanjiani stars in it as himself. To say it hits close to home would be an understatement. It is their home.
'The Big Sick' was released on June 23rd, 2017.
Around mid-morning on Wednesday, The Washington Post tweeted out an article with the headline, "Kumail Nanjiani opens up about his wife’s illness, the inspiration for 'The Big Sick'."
Kumail Nanjiani opens up about his wife’s illness, the inspiration for "The Big Sick" https://t.co/oe1bOPbKO2— The Washington Post (@The Washington Post)1515598474.0
Pretty quickly, Nanjiani responded to The Washington Post's tweet, taking issue with the phrasing of the headline.He pointed out that they wrote the film together, and asked that the publication include Gordon's name in the headline. They only referred to her as his "wife" and as providing "inspiration" for the film.
Other Twitter users also tweeted at the publication with their issues regarding the headline.
@washingtonpost She has a name. What is wrong with your headline writers?— (((Michael Weiss))) (@(((Michael Weiss))))1515598567.0
People were NOT happy.And when people aren't happy on the internet, they tweet. There were tons of responses on the social media platform. You can probably guess that The Washington Post caught wind to what was going on...
Which is why they responded directly to Nanjiani.
@kumailn You're right. We've changed the headline. https://t.co/9seOMmKyaR— The Washington Post (@The Washington Post)1515604244.0
And just in case anyone wasn't aware, they issued a second tweet further clarifying that the headline to the corresponding article was updated.
This headline has been updated. Kumail Nanjiani opens up about his wife Emily V. Gordon’s illness, which inspired… https://t.co/U23PDdxMi1— The Washington Post (@The Washington Post)1515604856.0
Of course Twitter was thrilled and could only respond the way Twitter knows how - with gifs.
@kumailn @washingtonpost https://t.co/rAwPsHwd0W— Jessica B (@Jessica B)1515602450.0
We all feel like Meryl right now.Watching the exchange on Twitter has given us hope that not everything that happens on social media is overwhelmingly bad. In fact, a lot of good happens and we're thankful for it.
Nanjiani is great. Gordon is great. The Washington Post is great.
@kumailn @washingtonpost https://t.co/8Mfp5ghMHJ— Kathy Mirescu (@Kathy Mirescu)1515605375.0