A TV weatherman went on a tirade during a live broadcast after fans of the ABC reality show “The Bachelorette” complained about missing part of the show because of a tornado warning.
Jamie Simpson of Fox 45 in Dayton, Ohio, made it clear that in his mind public safety and the tornado warning took priority over viewers’ desire to see the dating show uninterrupted.
“I was just checking social media,” Simpson said on the air. “We have viewers complaining already. ‘Just go back to the show.’ No, we’re not going back to the show, folks. This is a dangerous situation, OK?”
He added: “I’m sick and tired of people complaining about this. Our job here is to keep people safe, and that is what we’re going to do. Some of you complained that this is all about my ego. Stop, OK? Just stop right now. It’s not. I’m done with you people, I really am. This is pathetic.”
Fox 45 is owned by Sinclair Broadcasting, which also owns ABC 22 in Dayton.
Here’s the clip …