A TV weatherman who appeared to be having a hard time standing up during a live report on Hurricane Florence is being accused of faking his battle with gale-force winds.
In the video, which you can watch below, The Weather Channel’s Mike Seidel is seen bracing himself in an effort to stay upright while reporting from Wilmington, N.C. Meanwhile, two pedestrians can be seen out for a stroll in the background, walking calmly as though nothing’s wrong.
The video has since taken off on social media, with many observers criticizing Seidel’s report.
A spokesman for The Weather Channel is quoted saying: “It’s important to note that the two individuals in the background are walking on concrete, and Mike Seidel is trying to maintain his footing on wet grass, after reporting on-air until 1 a.m. this morning and is undoubtedly exhausted.”
Here’s the clip …