The Newsroom star and Tony nominee Alison Pill found herself under scrutiny today when she accidentally tweeted a topless photo of herself, inadvertently baring all to over 15,000 followers. The young star quickly realized her mistake and deleted the photo, tweeting: “Yep. That picture happened. Ugh. My tech issues have now reached new heights, apparently. How a deletion turned into a tweet… Apologies.”
While Pill has no doubt given herself a slap on the wrist for her embarrassing technological faux pas, the brighter side is the admirable way in which she owned up to her photographic flub. Others who have found themselves in similarly scandalous situations—say, Anthony Weiner, Blake Lively and Brett Favre, for instance—typically take the denial route, but Pill deserves some sympathy points for the way in which she took charge of her unfortunate social media mishap. Step one: Delete it. Step two: Own it. Step three: Move on!
Jay Baruchel, Pill’s fiancé, helped ease the awkwardness for his soon-to-be bride. “My fiancée is an [sic] hilarious dork. #imustgladitdidnthappentomefirst” he tweeted, adding, “Smartphones will get ya.”
In commendable fashion, Pill has owned her oops—although she'll probably think twice next time when it comes to her twits.