DC anchor suspended for tweeting he’s ‘annoyed’ obese people prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines

A news anchor for WTTG-TV out of Washington, D.C., has been suspended following backlash he and the station received after he tweeted that he was “annoyed” over “obese people” being prioritized for the coronavirus vaccines over essential workers like him.

What are the details?

On Tuesday, McCoy tweeted, “I’m annoyed obese people of all ages get priority vaccine access before all essential workers. When most stayed home, we went into work everyday last March, April, May and everyday since putting ourselves & loved ones at risk.”

He argued, “Vaccinate all essential workers. Then obese.”

McCoy took heat from fellow Twitter users over his post and deleted the message. Within hours, he tweeted, “Earlier today I Tweeted something insensitive and offensive. I truly regret my words and want to apologize. I have deleted my tweet and ask that you accept my sincere apology.”

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