If anyone would like a lesson on how to deal with criticism on Twitter and trolls, take a leaf from Amanda Balionis' book.
Balionis is a popular and experienced reporter for CBS Sports who is present at nearly every PGA Tour event to interview the players, or celebrities in some cases, and report news.
At the end of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Balionis had the privilege of speaking to Tom Hoge who secured his maiden PGA Tour title, finishing two shots ahead of Jordan Spieth.
Balionis is often the first reporter on hand after the winning putt is made to get the immediate thoughts of the winner.
All that laughing and giggling by Amanda during her CBS golf interviews is becoming annoying.— michaeljwhelan (@mikejwhelan) February 6, 2022
...and her pronunciation of the "L" is getting more and more extreme @Amanda_Balionis— ProViewGolf.com (@ProViewGolf) February 7, 2022
However, some golf fans took to Twitter and posted criticisms of Balionis and her interviewing manner. Some of these criticisms can be read above.
As you can see in the tweets, one viewer took aim at the way that Balionis pronounces words that begin with 'L'. Even for social media's standards, this is a bizarre comment to make.
However, Balionis was not phased by the harsh tweet and she came back with a response that even Eddie Pepperell, Max Homa and other active golfers on Twitter would be proud of.
Likely lacking linguistic labels and that leaves people lamenting my lip service https://t.co/2htlgk3pXS— Amanda Balionis (@Amanda_Balionis) February 7, 2022
"Likely lacking linguistic labels and that leaves people lamenting my lip service," Balionis wrote in response. She certainly showed no difficulty in pronouncing her L's in that tweet.
She went on to tweet that she thinks people are amazing on Twitter and she "loves the community" of it. However, you are always bound to find the odd negative tweet or two.
Balionis' response is the perfect lesson for anyone who wants to know how to deal with heat on social media. Laugh it off and ignore it.