Jamie Simpson has had enough of locals in Dayton, Ohio complaining about his weather interruptions. The meteorologist went off script after online critics blasted him for interrupting an episode of ‘The Bachelorette’.
Referencing the influx of the online criticism he said, “Viewers are complaining already… ‘Just go back to the show.’ No. We’re not going back to the show folks. This is a dangerous situation, okay? Think about if it was your neighborhood. I’m sick and tired of people complaining about this. Our job here is to keep people safe and that’s what we’re going to do. Some people complaining that it’s all about my ego – STOP. Just stop right now. It’s not. I’m done with you people. I really am. This is pathetic.
He later apologized although he did have a valid point. What’s more important, a stupid reality show or real danger to people who live in the area? To his credit, the tornado that ripped through Dayton severely damaged buildings and homes in several towns after touching down in Montgomery County. The damage to the metropolitan area of Dayton was described as “catastrophic.” So maybe it was the wrong way and time to deliver his message but he was only doing his job.