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Outrage After TV Station Assures Viewers That The Ferguson Verdict Won't Ruin "Dancing With The Stars"

And people did not take it very well.

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People were not thrilled...

@newschannelnine what kind of racist piece of trash network

folie รก deux@babykruleFollow

@newschannelnine what kind of racist piece of trash network

10:14 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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. @newschannelnine a tweet exclusively for the racist, ignorant, dancing fanatics?

jessica@h_igginsFollow

. @newschannelnine a tweet exclusively for the racist, ignorant, dancing fanatics?

9:55 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@newschannelnine wow I guess dancing with the stars is more important than a young black life! Racist crackers!! #Ferguson

SuckaFree@KeepingIt420Follow

@newschannelnine wow I guess dancing with the stars is more important than a young black life! Racist crackers!! #Ferguson

10:24 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The station has tweeted multiple apologies to all viewers.

We've removed our very poorly worded tweet from earlier to stop the bad signal from spreading. Please accept our sincerest apologies.

WTVC NewsChannel 9@newschannelnineFollow

We've removed our very poorly worded tweet from earlier to stop the bad signal from spreading. Please accept our sincerest apologies.

6:59 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

We did not mean to be insensitive with our previous tweet about DWTS vs. Ferguson. We apologize if it was perceived that way.

WTVC NewsChannel 9@newschannelnineFollow

We did not mean to be insensitive with our previous tweet about DWTS vs. Ferguson. We apologize if it was perceived that way.

9:19 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Along with dozens of individual apologies.

@MikeSchlossberg @daveweigel sorry, mike, we're new at this.

WTVC NewsChannel 9@newschannelnineFollow

@MikeSchlossberg @daveweigel sorry, mike, we're new at this.

10:43 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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@michaelduterte no, please - it was a mistake, it won't happen again, we promise, gary.

WTVC NewsChannel 9@newschannelnineFollow

@michaelduterte no, please - it was a mistake, it won't happen again, we promise, gary.

10:35 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@VertMB @OtterDose ugh, sorry about all that.

@MrSFriedlander @leahsullivan_ we're so sorry.

But as I'm sure their social media team now understands, tweeting usually only makes things worse.

@newschannelnine it's too late now. You should have apologized to everyone earlier and stopped tweeting.

Smile because I just@XOXRuthyXOXFollow

@newschannelnine it's too late now. You should have apologized to everyone earlier and stopped tweeting.

10:56 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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@newschannelnine I'm reporting your account

Amber@missambearFollow

@newschannelnine I'm reporting your account

10:54 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@newschannelnine is havin a rough night 😂😂😭

@newschannelnine needs a professional social media team.

Melisa@SheIsNotMelissaFollow

@newschannelnine needs a professional social media team.

10:52 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@newschannelnine because ignoring racism is as simple as deleting a racist tweet.

Taymy Caso@tcaso0813Follow

@newschannelnine because ignoring racism is as simple as deleting a racist tweet.

10:51 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@newschannelnine A man is dead. A family is grieving. A city is burning. Nobody gives a damn tonight about "Dancing with the Stars."

Ryan Holmes@BlazinRyFollow

@newschannelnine A man is dead. A family is grieving. A city is burning. Nobody gives a damn tonight about "Dancing with the Stars."

10:51 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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For a meltdown of epic proportions, watch @newschannelnine try to recover from its awful tweet. But hey, they follow back!

Jessie Opoien@jessieopieFollow

For a meltdown of epic proportions, watch @newschannelnine try to recover from its awful tweet. But hey, they follow back!

10:39 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

literally don't. just stop. you're making it worse. @newschannelnine

delia@delia_pFollow

literally don't. just stop. you're making it worse. @newschannelnine

10:28 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Ayo, @newschannelnine? Fuck you. Have a good night.

K'in.@overstandbasicsFollow

Ayo, @newschannelnine? Fuck you. Have a good night.

10:22 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@newschannelnine probably one of the most disgusting, insensitive, tweet ever. Truly a disgrace. Will you have a job tomorrow?

Eric Healey@erichealeyFollow

@newschannelnine probably one of the most disgusting, insensitive, tweet ever. Truly a disgrace. Will you have a job tomorrow?

9:47 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@newschannelnine Absolutely disgusting and pathetic. Professionalism must be a myth in your office.

Jason Swedzza@himynameiscoleFollow

@newschannelnine Absolutely disgusting and pathetic. Professionalism must be a myth in your office.

9:38 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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