We love a good joke at All Digitocracy. But throwing hamburgers at a black TV news anchor in St. Louis isn’t really that funny. I mean, the first joke that went viral a year ago made us laugh. But the way the station is revisiting the joke now…. Not so much.
Tim Ezell got a chuckle a year ago from viewers when he referred to his co-anchor, April Simpson, as the Hamburglar. The clip recently went viral again thanks in large part to comedian Keven Hart reposting it on social media. Quite naturally, it inspired a few memes.
Hoping to capitalize on renewed interest and viral content – as all good local TV news stations seem to do these days – Fox2 News brought in someone dressed as the Hamburglar to surprise Simpson.
Then this happened:
Fox2 thought it was funny, but many on social media thought it was inappropriate and disrespectful.
— Kennie (@_K_Geezy) March 9, 2015
What do you think, much ado about nothing or TV news gone too far?
By the way, Simpson is apparently taking it in stride, and getting in on the laughs herself.