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Television anchor Joyce Evans is under fire for a tweet she posted comparing a real-life shooting in Philadelphia to the ending of FX’s Breaking Bad.
The tweet in question was this one, which started a firestorm of controversy:
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
Fellow Twitter users responded with comments such as “Tasteless tweet of the night,” “Yeah sure they look like callous idiots but think of what this will do for their Klout score!” and “That seems like something extremely inappropriate to be joking about.”
But Evans maintained that she wasn’t joking, defending her tweet by following up with, “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.”
When she got even more backlash, she responded “Nice. Missed my point. This is a very real life drama. Not gonna have a tv ending.”
The NY Daily News notes Evans was referring to a deadly shooting in Southwest Philadelphia that resulted in a 23-year-old dying and six others injured.