Participating in a jury is your duty as a citizen. Then again, it’s also pretty annoying — jurors have long days for little pay, their schedules are wholly disrupted, and while some trials may be interesting, you’re more likely to be assigned a minor dispute than anything that will ever make an appearance on a true-crime podcast.
As a result, many will try to avoid jury duty however possible. But getting out of jury duty isn’t as easy as flipping the bird and walking out — if you’re serious about not taking jury duty seriously, you’ve gotta innovate. For example, there was that one woman who tried to get out of jury duty by saying she had COVID then blowing on the clerk’s face. Another guy tried to bail by saying he got his news from TikTok (that might work better than the COVID thing, honestly).
Recently, Twitch streamer FaZe Kalei was called for jury duty — and in the process, inadvertently revealed a new way to get out of having to serve. As it turns out, her job title alone was enough to get her excused.
i told them i was a twitch streamer and i got immediately excused anyways i’ll be live shortly https://t.co/Z6aAXp71H7— FaZe Kalei (@KaleiRenay) September 5, 2023
According to Kalei, she wasn’t even trying to get out of jury duty — just answering the group’s questions about her career was enough to bid her adieu.
what’s funny though is i wasn’t even trying to get out of it. i kind of accepted my fate cause it’s my second time plus it wasn’t gonna be that long so i was like okay cool this is fine. then they just excused me LOL— FaZe Kalei (@KaleiRenay) September 5, 2023
yeah! they asked questions ab employment and i said technically i’m “self employed” and went into the details ab twitch— FaZe Kalei (@KaleiRenay) September 5, 2023
Twitter users were quick to make jokes about the situation.
lmao they said no gamers allowed— tetsu (@SarcasticMonks) September 5, 2023
Everybody in that mug is about to say they’re a streamer— Fredo (@AintFredoYou) September 5, 2023
Others offered reasons as to why being a Twitch streamer could immediately disqualify someone.
It makes sense they might think you will talk about the case on stream and they would rather just avoid it entirely. (Not that you would talk about the case)— Tyler Hammer (@TylerHammer3311) September 5, 2023
So if you’re looking to get out of jury duty, just say you’re big on Twitch. You’ll be back home in no time.