A Washington D.C.-area news anchor was suspended for fat-shaming obese vaccine recipients on Twitter.
Blake McCoy, who works for WTTG, a local Fox affiliate, was suspended after he tweeted his annoyance over obese people getting priority access to vaccines.
Obesity is one of the pre-existing conditions that gives people priority to receive vaccines in many states.
"I'm annoyed obese people of all ages get priority access before all essential workers," McCoy tweeted Tuesday. "When most stayed home, we went into work everyday last March, April, May and everyday since putting ourselves & loved ones at risk. Vaccinate all essential workers. Then obese."
His tweet didn't go over well with many on Twitter who retweeted his post to the attention of his employer.
After clapping back at some of his outraged followers, McCoy apologized and deleted the original tweet.
In response to a follower who noted his deleted tweet, McCoy said, "You're right, I deleted because frankly, who has the time to argue with strangers on the internet."
Twitter users called for McCoy to be terminated after he posted photos of maskless men partying at numerous gay clubs in Chicago and other cities.
McCoy, who is openly LGBT+, has engaged in risky behavior, such as hooking up with men he met on the Tinder dating app.
In a tweet dated Feb. 6, McCoy wrote: "Tinder date is arriving now for wine, pizza, and monopoly. We've never met. If I die tonight, I want you to know I had a good run. Stay well everyone."
Sydney & Melbourne haven’t had a single COVID-19 case in weeks. Nationwide, Australia has seen 0 COVID deaths since December, when there was 1.
This is how a friend spent his weekend bc they listened to science and didn’t politicize a health crisis.
America, we failed so hard. pic.twitter.com/SSA8SpBu1d
— Blake McCoy (@BlakeMcCoyDC) February 21, 2021