Tonight at 10: Anchor's tweet ignites fury!

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  • 'Breaking Bad' referenced in pun about fatal shooting
  • Philly anchor defended her tweet, has not deleted it
  • On the plus side, it inspired a bunch of intentionally awful pop culture/crime combo tweets
Tonight at 10: Anchor's tweet ignites fury!

Once again, "Breaking Bad" was all over Twitter on a Sunday night.

Though this time, it had little to do with the just-concluded series and everything to do with Joyce Evans.

"Joyce Evans? Was she one of Walter White's partners I forgot about? Some old friend of Lydia's?"

No. She's a Philadelphia news anchor who sent out what's possibly one of the most cringe-worthy tweets the world has ever seen:

Haha, cool way to promote the show! Using a pop culture reference to tell people about a real-life tragedy. An A+ for savvy and totally tasteful digital promotion, right Internet?

What's that about retweeting old Joyce Evans tweets? *checks @JoyceEvans29's old tweets* Oh no. Oh no, no, no, no. THIS:

But back to the most current of #JoyceEvansTweets (a real hashtag which trended and is loaded with great/terrible things). The news anchor responded immediately to the criticism, saying, "Last tweet NOT AST [sic] ALL A JOKE. Very real life drama was the point as oppose to one that end on tv. That was my point."

The actual shooting she was talking about left one person dead. You can read more about it on Philly.com.

Evans repeated her defense in three more tweets, but she hasn't tweeted again since becoming Internet Famous late Sunday night (and somehow, neither has she deleted the initial, offending tweet). So in absence of originals, here are a few of the aforementioned #JoyceEvansTweets -- authored by various Twitter users -- flying around right now:

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