Not all jokes or headlines are funny! Yesterday, Philadelphia Fox News Anchor Joyce Evans found that out the hard way when she tweeted:
The tweet landed Evans in hot water with her comparison of the hit television show with a 23-year-old being pronounced dead and six others, wounded. The Daily News reported: Joyce Evans believed her tweet advertised the news story as real life drama opposed to “Breaking Bad’s” fictional story line. To clean up her mess, she tweeted:
Twitter followers responded wagging their fingers at Joyce Evans’ desensitized presentation of Southwest Philadelphia’s gun violence.
“I don’t think people missed your point as much as they didn’t agree to how you presented it.”
“Gun crime and potentially fatal circumstances aren’t something you should be jokingly referencing.”
Despite all the criticism she received, Joyce clearly does not feel she was wrong, as her Twitter timeline is full of explanations to people who “missed” her point. We can understand she wanted news viewers to tune in for the report, but trying to align similarities between a scripted show and the very serious issue of gun violence in our communities is not a good look, considering how many people already don’t take this issue seriously. Evans has set a tone that gun violence is as fictional as a television show.
Do you think Joyce Evans’ comparison was wrong?