Joyce Evans tweet: Philadelphia anchor under fire for 'Breaking Bad' reference

PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia TV news anchor is being criticized for trying to get her Twitter followers to watch the station's coverage of a deadly shooting by comparing it to "Breaking Bad."

WTXF-TV news anchor Joyce Evans tweeted "Thought 'Breaking Bad' was hot last Sunday? See who's breakin' bad in SW Phllly, leavin' 6 people SHOT -- Tonite at Ten!"

Viewers immediately criticized Evans, with one person writing it sounded "like it was written by a sociopath."

Evans is a longtime anchor at the Fox affiliate.

She later responded that she was trying to compare the "very real life drama" of the shooting to the fictional show about a chemistry teacher turned methamphetamine dealer.

Sunday evening's shooting killed one person and wounded five. It remains under investigation.

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