Weatherman loses it, goes off on viewers who complained tornado alert was interrupting ‘The Bachelorette’

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An Ohio meteorologist unloaded on viewers who were complaining that the television station’s tornado alerts were cutting into the latest episode of “The Bachelorette.”

WKEF’s Jamie Simpson had been updating viewers of the dangerous tornado activity in their area on Monday night when he slammed the critics on social media who were complaining about the network’s decision to cut into “The Bachelorette” with the emergency coverage.

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Severe storms and tornadoes left a wake of destruction in parts of Ohio Monday as one person was killed and dozens of others injured. As the dangerous weather rolled in, Simpson updated viewers on the ABC affiliate in Dayton.

“I was just checking social media,” he said during one report.

“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, okay?!” he exclaimed.

“I’m sick and tired of people complaining about this!” Simpson said. “Our job here is to keep people safe. And that’s what we’re going to do.”

A tornado warning had been issued fora portion of WKEF’s viewing area, but apparently some viewers thought Simpson just liked hearing himself on the air.

“Some of you complain that this is all about my ego. Stop, okay?! Just stop right now!” the obviously aggravated weatherman said. “It’s not. I’m done with you people! I really am. This is pathetic!”

And Simpson was not overreacting, as the aftermath of the deadly weather showed the complete destruction it left in its wake.

Simpson’s on-air explosion gained a lot of attention on social media, with many cheering him on for saying “what every single Meteorologist has ever thought of saying,” and others slamming the complaining fans of “The Bachelorette.”

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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