News anchor's 'Breaking Bad' tweet results in criticism

Oct. 7, 2013 at 3:50 PM
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PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia TV news anchor became the target of Twitter-based criticism and satire when she compared a fatal shooting to an episode of "Breaking Bad."

Joyce Evans, an anchor for WTXF-TV, was retweeted more than 2,500 times within minutes Sunday when she posted a comparison between the AMC TV show's conclusion and a mass shooting that left one person dead, Philly.com reported Monday.

"Thought 'Breaking Bad' was hot last Sunday? @FOX29philly See who's breakin' bad in SW Philly leavin' 6 people SHOT - Tonite at Ten!" Evans posted to her account, @JoyceEvansFox29.

The tweet resulted in criticism from some other Twitter users.

"This tweet sounds like it was written by a sociopath," @LonettoMB wrote.

Evans defended her post with another tweet.

"Last tweet NOT AST ALL A JOKE," she wrote. "Very real life drama was the point as oppose to one that end on tv. That was my point."

The post also resulted in mockery from some Twitter users.

"Enjoy True Blood? Wait till you see the puddles of REAL blood in SW Philly tonight!" posted Philadelphia writer Brian Hickey on his @BrianPHickey account.

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