A tornado ripped through Dayton, Ohio, on the night on May 27, but that wasn’t the only storm Dayton residents faced. Fox 45 weatherman Jamie Simpson launched into an excoriation of his viewers during a live tornado bulletin when people started to complain on social media that the warning had interrupted show The Bachelorette.
A tornado watch was issued on May 27 through to 2:00 a.m. local time for Ohio, with the highest risk areas near and north of Interstate 70. The weatherman was giving live updates on the Tornado, which would go on to devastate the Dayton area later on that night, when he saw complaints come in on social media.
In video shared widely on social media, Simpson said: “Just checking social media. We have folks complaining already, ‘just go back to the show.’ No, we’re not going back to the show, folks. This is a dangerous situation, okay?
“It’s your own neighbourhood. I’m sick and tired of people complaining about this. Our job here is to keep you safe and that’s what we’re going to do.
“Some of you complain that this is all about my ego. Stop, okay? Just stop right now. It’s not.” Simpson was clearly frustrated, finishing with, “I’m done with you people, I really am. This is pathetic.”
— pod4g (@pod4g) May 28, 2019