OMG! Shepard Smith totally has terrified the crap out of his audience, telling Fox News viewers in the path of Hurricane Matthew that they are all going to die! Needless to say, the Twittersphere is completely freaking out over his dire prediction. Keep reading for the shocking reactions.
Shepard Smith, 52, completely terrorized his eastern Floridian viewers on his Oct 6. Fox News show by telling them they could ALL DIE if Hurricane Matthew moves just slightly. Pointing to a map of the state and where the Category 4 monster could make landfall he warned, “If this moves 20 miles to the west, you and everyone you know are dead. All of you. Because you can’t survive it. It’s not possible unless you’re very very lucky.” And if that wasn’t bad enough, he added even more scare by adding, “And your kids will die too.” WHO DOES THIS?!
Some on the internet thought it HAD to be a joke because what he was predicting sounded like the potentially deadliest natural disaster to ever hit the U.S. While Shep was doing his best to scare people who aren’t taking mandatory evacuation from coastal areas seriously, he laid it on a little thick. We realize that he’s trying to save lives by putting out the most dire warning possible, but telling his audience that they and their children were going to for sure perish at the hands of this monster storm is pretty extreme.
Needless to say, the Twittersphere completely freaked out about his deadly prediction, with some amazingly hilarious commentary!
Thanks Fox News! pic.twitter.com/eGV2CCMSIo
— Marty of Social Club (@Deathbymartymar) October 6, 2016
Nothing says calm like shepherd smith…goodness https://t.co/uulUUJFSyB
— Lions Fan in Cincy (@lionsFan886) October 6, 2016
Is this a joke did Shepherd Smith really say this I can't believe anyone would say this! https://t.co/EJmuVkEP2t
— Silvia (@SLadreda) October 6, 2016
— Dena Davis (@dena_davis) October 6, 2016
— Paul Weber (@PWeb_HuskerFan) October 7, 2016
Either his syntax needs work or Shepherd Smith really hates kids. https://t.co/4qBoppastX
— Chris Oswald (@csoz) October 7, 2016
Crazy Talk…dial down the drama Shepherd Smith
— Heidi Purcell (@HeidiPurcell4) October 7, 2016
— Joy Wallace (@joywallace) October 7, 2016
Shockingly though, some readers thought that his bold prediction and warning in order to scare people into seeking safety was great and effective and the perfect way to get his point across.
I seriously think @ShepNewsTeam couldn't have done it any better, I think he got the point across and he pushing the fact you need to evac!
— 🎃Lubbock™🔥 (@LowkeyWaterfox) October 7, 2016
The way Shepherd Smith and Gov. Scott spoke on #HurricaneMatthew was much needed. ESPECIALLY for those in the Central/North Fla region.
— controversial ☁️ (@overdoseonmekka) October 7, 2016
Shepherd Smith probably trying to be overdramatic to get people to take it seriously so they evacuate. Or at least that's what he will say.
— L (@INeed_ANap) October 7, 2016
HollywoodLifers, do you think Shep got the point across about the danger of the hurricane effectively? Or did he needlessly cause mass panic with his warning?