Nicole Crowther, the Glee extra who spoiled prom by posting the identity of the prom king and queen over Twitter, has finally spoken out about the social media gaffe that lost her her job. Thing is, it’s tough to take her seriously. The ignorance and naivete she claims don’t fit a Millennial-age film student working in Hollywood. Let’s take a look at the evidence.
1. “I had no idea it would blow up like this.” Suuure. That’s like a girl saying that she had no idea that putting photos of her in her underwear on Facebook would get a reaction. The fact that she wrote the spoiler in code — and a pretty crackable one, at that — seems to indicate that she knew what a big deal this would be.
2. She didn’t work on the prom episode, but she heard the secret from a fellow extra who did work on that episode, at an April 16 dinner party. I’m not calling Crowther a liar; if she says she hasn’t worked on Glee since 2010, then fine. The problem is, she plays innocent here, saying that she wasn’t even sure if it were true, and blaming producer Brad Falchuk — who called her out on Twitter — for verifying it through his anger. This goes back to the previous point: It doesn’t matter where she hears it; it matters that she put it online in the first place.
3. “Nobody really knows who I am, I’m just twittering away and [Falchuk] goes on and he confirms it. Only a few people would have heard what I said.” Before she deactivated her Twitter account, Crowther had 2,000 followers — it may not be as much as Kim Kardashian, but it’s certainly enough to count as a healthy following. Furthermore, a thread on the Glee fan wiki suggests that she had shared intel before.
4. “I deleted [my Twitter account] because I thought it would help.” No, it just made her look very guilty.
5. She’s been suspended from her usual extra casting agencies for 2-3 weeks, and won’t work on a Fox show again. No wait, that’s pretty believable.
UPDATE: She’s baaaack! And posting about season 3′s prom in an attempt to stay relevant.