Philadelphia Anchor Criticized for Comparing News Story with Breaking Bad Finale

By Kevin Eck 

Joyce Evans, the weekend anchor for Philadelphia FOX owned station WTXF, tried to promote her 10:00 p.m. show last night by sending a tweet many thought was in bad taste.

In her tweet, Evans compared a shooting in South Philadelphia that killed one person and injured five others to the finale of AMC Networks’ hit show Breaking Bad.

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She also tried to turn the phrase on facebook saying, “Y’all “Broke Bad” with me last week, I forgive you But come on back home Tonight FOX 29 at Ten. Breakin’ Bad in S.W. 6 people hit in a SHOOTOUT!”

The twitter universe was quick to show its disapproval, some used direct criticism, some tried sarcasm:

Here’s New York Times media writer Brian Stelter’s take:

Then there were tweets like this one:

Evans tried to explain later saying, “Not a joke . Miss my point Very real life. not tv ending”