(WJLA) - A news anchor's flippant comment about a mass shooting in Philadelphia caused a furor Sunday night as angry viewers decried her perceived lack of compassion for its victims.
Joyce Evans, an anchor at Fox 29/WTXF in Philadelphia, tweeted late Sunday night a tease ahead to coverage of a shooting that took place in the city, during which one person died and five more were hurt.
Her tweet appeared to compare the end of the hit TV series Breaking Bad with the shooting, which set off an outpouring of negative reaction.
Thought "Breaking Bad" was hot last Sunday? @FOX29philly See who's breakin' bad in SW Philly leavin' 6 people SHOT - Tonite at Ten!— Joyce Evans (@JoyceEvansFox29) October 7, 2013
She then attempted to defend her tweet in the face of an avalanche of criticism and calls for her to apologize and delete her tweet.
Last tweet NOT AST ALL A JOKE. Very real life drama was the point as oppose to one that end on tv. That was my point— Joyce Evans (@JoyceEvansFox29) October 7, 2013
As of 10 a.m. Monday, Evans had not deleted the tweet, nor has she sent any message since shortly after the original tweet.