Netflix Gets Trolled by Blockbuster After ‘Love Is Blind’ Livestream Is Delayed | “Go Back to Shipping DVDs”
No matter how big or popular a streaming giant is, it runs the risk of fumbling its streaming services. Recently, people lost their patience with Netflix and its streaming troubles as the release of a new season of a reality TV show was delayed. But the whole incident sparked a series of hilarious Twitter reactions by other streaming platforms and brands which have left netizens in splits. Let's just say none of these brands were eager to lose the rare opportunity to roast Netflix.
The viewers of the hit reality dating show Love Is Blind were eagerly looking forward to a season 4 reunion special live stream (it also happened to be Netflix’s second-ever live event). The viewers almost lost their patience while waiting for the stream to start for more than an hour. Love Is Blind: The Live Reunion hosted by Vanessa and Nick Lachey was to stream from Los Angeles on April 16, 2023, starting at 5 p.m. Pacific time.
To everyone who stayed up late, woke up early, gave up their Sunday afternoon… we are incredibly sorry that the Love is Blind Live Reunion did not turn out as we had planned. We're filming it now and we'll have it on Netflix as soon as humanly possible. Again, thank you and…— Netflix (@netflix) April 17, 2023
nope. never leaving this app. 😭 #LoveIsBlindLIVE pic.twitter.com/dXITTSFIth— Nicole Nichelle (@alamanecer) April 17, 2023
The Netflix subscribers would have been able to join a waiting room for 10 minutes before the show starts. But the waiting time became excruciatingly long. When the live stream finally started around 6:16 p.m., some Netflix users still complained about facing troubles while accessing the content. “We are sorry we’re late,” host Vanessa Lachey said to acknowledge the disappointing situation.
#LoveIsBlindLIVE https://t.co/CTIGdgSEiX pic.twitter.com/XVtcCoJPFu— Vanessa Lachey (@VanessaLachey) April 17, 2023
Netflix apologized for the delay over a tweet that read: “To everyone who stayed up late, woke up early, gave up their Sunday afternoon, we are incredibly sorry that the Love is Blind Live Reunion did not turn out as we had planned. We’re filming it now and we’ll have it on Netflix as soon as humanly possible. Again, thank you and sorry.” But Twitter quickly erupted with jokes from famous brand handles and netizens as they trolled the streaming giant for its unchecked technical difficulties.
The Netflix live broadcast engineer. pic.twitter.com/mOs2aHwk1Y— Bradley Gelber (@BradleyGelber) April 17, 2023
Among all the humorous digs, @blockbuster stole the trolling show. Their tweet read: "Remember renting vhs' from us. You could start it on time no problem...This is what we get." People became nostalgic about the times when there were no streaming services and we had to rent tapes to watch our favorite film or show. Many netizens joked about how Blockbuster seemingly came back from their grave to "drag Netflix." Talk about next-level petty acts!
Remember renting vhs’ from us. You could start it on time no problem… This is what we get.— Blockbuster (@blockbuster) April 17, 2023
Blockbuster tweeting from the dead to drag Netflix is wild 😭😭😭😭 #loveisblind— Curatedlove | #sussexsquad 🖤 (@curatedlove1) April 17, 2023
y’all better go back to shipping out DVDs that was more your speed— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) April 17, 2023
Even the host of Love Is Blind, Vanessa Lachey couldn't hold herself back from reacting to the debacle and tweeted her picture with a shocked expression. Brands like Cinnabon, Lyft, and Paramount also jumped in to roast Netflix with witty remarks and it was a lot entertaining while people waited for the botched live-stream. We hope the live broadcast engineer at Netflix is awake next time and the audience can watch what they paid for, peacefully.
Love may be blind but we SEE you, @netflix social team. Pouring one out for your mentions tonight.— Paramount+ (@paramountplus) April 17, 2023
i don't want to hear anything about our wait times now— Lyft (@lyft) April 17, 2023
I’m still here….— Cinnabon (@Cinnabon) April 17, 2023