On Thursday, June 17, 2021, many HBO Max subscribers received the following somewhat cryptic, but harmless email:
Shortly aftwards, HBO tweeted out the following apology and explanation:
We mistakenly sent out an empty test email to a portion of our HBO Max mailing list this evening. We apologize for the inconvenience, and as the jokes pile in, yes, it was the intern. No, really. And we’re helping them through it. ❤️— HBOMaxHelp (@HBOMaxHelp) June 18, 2021
Responses to the tweet included an outpouring of support, with folks publicly confessing their own professional mistakes. The sentiment of which is: "It's OK. We're all screw up. It gets better." I wanted to showcase these responses and provide a permanant place for people to point to that says, "we all screw up. It'll be OK."