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Weatherman Jamie Simpson was merely doing his job last weekend. After a tornado alert was issued for his beloved city of residence, the highly desirable spring break destination of Dayton, Ohio, Simpson leaped into action, grabbed his trusty “weatherman slide-clicker thingy” and hopped in front of the slightly worn, but still functional blue screen to deliver his forecast.
“Whoosh! Whoosh!” The tornado was barreling down, but Jamie Simpson had a job to do. Yes, not all heroes wear capes.
“Stand by, Jamie!” yelled the producer.
“Let’s do it!” Simpson might have yelled (although we have no way of proving it).
A “Special Alert Bulletin” appeared on viewers’ screens – viewers of the brain-rotting, yet ever popular “The Bachelorette.” The next thing those viewers saw was weatherman Jamie Simpson… and they were pissed.
“Hey! Simpson’s not one of the contestants on the show! What the hell?”
Simpson, meanwhile, was well into his forecast, excitedly reporting on the location of the storm, and offering helpful hints to his viewers on “how to not get dead.”
Viewers rushed to social media to express their outrage!
“Screw the lives of innocent people! I want my TV show, you dirty sons o’ b*tches!”
Simpson, mid-forecast, somehow managed to check the station’s social media feed. When he saw the viewers’ comments, he snapped!
Simpson righteously scolded the viewers for their selfish complaints (and rightfully so, we might add).
“We have viewers complaining already,” Simpson began. “‘Just go back to the show.’ No, we’re not going back to the show, folks! This is a dangerous situation, OK?”
Within moments, Simpson’s rage went from a four to an 11: “Think about if this was your neighborhood. I’m sick and tired of people complaining about this. Our job here is to keep people safe, and that is what we’re going to do.”
And just like that, Simpson became the next viral video sensation.
WIBC host Tony Katz breaks down Simpson’s story and a much more thoughtful takeaway from what happened in today’s Popcorn Moment. Click below to check it out.
The Bachelorette airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.