Local Newsanchor Draws Twitter’s Ire For Tweet Comparing Shooting To "Breaking Bad"

Philadelphia news anchor Joyce Evans came under fire yesterday for a tweet that used a Breaking Bad reference to plug a story about a local shooting. And, of course, Twitter responded brilliantly.

1. Here’s Evans’ original tweet.

Joyce Evans

@JoyceEvansFox29

Thought “Breaking Bad” was hot last Sunday? @FOX29philly See who’s breakin’ bad in SW Philly leavin’ 6 people SHOT - Tonite at Ten!

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2. She tried to defend herself, but the damage was already done.

3. And so the #joyceevanstweets hashtag was born.

FrankCapo

@capo_of_clifton

Enjoyed Gravity? Wait ‘til you hear the gravity of the situation in Syria! Tune in at 11! #JoyceEvansTweets

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Patrick Kenzie

@PatKenzie02125

Thought MichaelPhelps could swim?These 5 inner city kids frm SE Philly can’t!Find out where they DROWNED - Tonite at 10! #JoyceEvansTweets

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Timbo(!)

@OlGilby

A lot of True Blood sure was spilled in South Philly last night after explosion left 129 dead! @FOX29philly has the story #JoyceEvansTweets

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A fan of "The Hunger Games"? Tonight @ 10 we talk to families effected by extreme food shortages. #JoyceEvansTweets

— Morgan Nelson (@Morgan_L_Nelson)

Morgan Nelson

@Morgan_L_Nelson

A fan of “The Hunger Games”? Tonight @ 10 we talk to families effected by extreme food shortages. #JoyceEvansTweets

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Fan of The Crying Game? Well a little girl didnt think it was a game when her whole family died in a fire. News at 11! #JoyceEvansTweets

— Frank J Lattuca (@TheRealFrankL)

Frank J Lattuca

@TheRealFrankL

Fan of The Crying Game? Well a little girl didnt think it was a game when her whole family died in a fire. News at 11! #JoyceEvansTweets

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Are you a fan of Top Chef? Wait until you see what a South Philly mass murderer cooked in his oven - Tonight at 10! #JoyceEvansTweets

— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage)

Busted Coverage

@bustedcoverage

Are you a fan of Top Chef? Wait until you see what a South Philly mass murderer cooked in his oven - Tonight at 10! #JoyceEvansTweets

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Thought that The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was GREAT? Well there's new fresh prints in Philly in a triple-homicide! #JoyceEvansTweets

— It's Kenneth (@KennethArthurS)

It’s Kenneth

@KennethArthurS

Thought that The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was GREAT? Well there’s new fresh prints in Philly in a triple-homicide! #JoyceEvansTweets

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We all loved The Mighty Ducks, but a dozen bystanders DIDN'T duck during a gun battle tonight in SW Philly. Video at 10! #JoyceEvansTweets

— Chris Lippincott (@texaslippy)

Chris Lippincott

@texaslippy

We all loved The Mighty Ducks, but a dozen bystanders DIDN’T duck during a gun battle tonight in SW Philly. Video at 10! #JoyceEvansTweets

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The McRib is BACK! But not for a boy who CHOKED TO DEATH today in a South Philly McDonalds! Tonight at 11. #JoyceEvansTweets

— Dan Saraceni (@cultureoflosing)

Dan Saraceni

@cultureoflosing

The McRib is BACK! But not for a boy who CHOKED TO DEATH today in a South Philly McDonalds! Tonight at 11. #JoyceEvansTweets

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If you like CRIMINAL MINDS, you'll *love* what this man's been doing to female corpses! #JoyceEvansTweets

— Sam Adams (@SamuelAAdams)

Sam Adams

@SamuelAAdams

If you like CRIMINAL MINDS, you’ll *love* what this man’s been doing to female corpses! #JoyceEvansTweets

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Still sad about the end of Seinfeld? Tune in to hear about a sign that fell on top of a preschooler, bringing another end. #JoyceEvansTweets

— Some Dude (@MrGreenGenius)

Some Dude

@MrGreenGenius

Still sad about the end of Seinfeld? Tune in to hear about a sign that fell on top of a preschooler, bringing another end. #JoyceEvansTweets

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Can't wait for The Walking Dead to start? @FOX29philly See who was walkin' but is now dead in SW Philly -- Tonite at Ten! #JoyceEvansTweets

— [C!] (@mynameisaverb)

[C!]

@mynameisaverb

Can’t wait for The Walking Dead to start? @FOX29philly See who was walkin’ but is now dead in SW Philly — Tonite at Ten! #JoyceEvansTweets

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Love to see whats in the baskets on "Chopped"? Hear about a basketcase axe murderer who chopped his victims - tonite @ 10! #JoyceEvansTweets

— Notorious P.A.T. (@PatsHoppedUp)

Notorious P.A.T.

@PatsHoppedUp

Love to see whats in the baskets on “Chopped”? Hear about a basketcase axe murderer who chopped his victims - tonite @ 10! #JoyceEvansTweets

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Fan of Home Alone? Check out this family that disappeared and left their two year old to die! #JoyceEvansTweets

— Mike (@mdschaeff)

Mike

@mdschaeff

Fan of Home Alone? Check out this family that disappeared and left their two year old to die! #JoyceEvansTweets

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Are you a fan of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia? Well it's lights out for 6 shooting victims in SW Philly! #JoyceEvansTweets @tallmaurice

— Mike Simmons (@msimm30)

Mike Simmons

@msimm30

Are you a fan of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia? Well it’s lights out for 6 shooting victims in SW Philly! #JoyceEvansTweets @tallmaurice

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