Joyce Evans, anchor at WTXF Philadelphia, is responsible for what Philly.com calls “a remarkably ill-advised” tweet that likened a mass shooting in Philly to an episode of Breaking Bad.
Last night, @JoyceEvansFox29 tweeted:
“Thought “Breaking Bad” was hot last Sunday? @FOX29philly See who’s breakin’ bad in SW Philly leavin’ 6 people SHOT - Tonite at Ten!”
The Twitter posting caused a flurry of tweets charging her with being inappropriate, and spawned the hashtag #JoyceEvansTweets, with Twitter users coming up with their own taste-challenged TV show-street carnage late-news promos. To wit:
“SAVED BY THE BELL? Not when a serial killer’s at the door. Watch out, North Philadelphia!! Wild speculation tonight at 10,” tweeted @RCHains.
Evans immediately took to Twitter to defend herself.
“Last tweet NOT AST ALL A JOKE. Very real life drama was the point as oppose to one that end on tv. That was my point”
Evans has been with the Fox-owned station in Philly since ‘96.
WTXF did not have a comment at presstime.