While the rest of the country was watching what was happening with the Darren Wilson grand jury verdict in Ferguson, Mo., Chattanooga ABC affiliate WTVC seemed more concerned its viewers wouldn’t be able to watch Dancing with the Stars.
Buzzfeed had a screen shot of a tweet sent out by the station after it preempted regular programming to cover what was happening in Ferguson. The tweet read, “Don’t worry, Dancing with the Stars will be back soon after the special report. #Ferguson.”
After viewers reportedly complained, WTVC tweeted two apologies.
We’ve removed our very poorly worded tweet from earlier to stop the bad signal from spreading. Please accept our sincerest apologies.
— WTVC NewsChannel 9 (@newschannelnine) November 25, 2014