A hilarious video which has gone viral on Twitter with over 10 million views shows a weatherman seemingly struggling to stand in high winds during Hurricane Florence - even as two men walk calmly behind him, apparently unaffected. The video shows The Weather Channel's Mike Seidel reporting from Wilmington in North Carolina, USA, reports AJC. A veteran meteorologist, Mike is now being criticised on social media for his 'overdramatic' reporting.
The short clip shows Mike apparently bracing ferocious winds as he struggles to stand. In sharp contrast, the camera captures two men walking calmly behind him. The video left many wondering if the weatherman was faking his dramatic reaction to make the hurricane appear worse than it actually is.
Watch the video below:
Since being shared online just 12 hours ago, the video has collected over 10 million views and more than 3 lakh 'likes' on Twitter alone.
Here's what people are saying about it:
He's leaning the wrong way, too!- Mark Whitelaw (@Scotsmark72) September 15, 2018
Would somebody tell Mike Seidel to stop rocking back and forth like he's standing in 100mph winds when people in shorts are out walking behind him in the background like nothing is going on.- Joy (@Joy54443696) September 14, 2018
They also used hilarious GIFs to illustrate their point:
We now go live to Mike Seidel pic.twitter.com/bUmybdmjIF- 3-13 (@nygbleedblue) September 15, 2018
Reporters need to give viewers a realistic view of what's happening not a dramatized one. pic.twitter.com/7mqO4CoSbz- Jennifer Palumbo (@JenNimePalumbo) September 15, 2018
However, Weather Channel defended their employee is a statement.
"It's important to note that the two individuals in the background are walking on concrete, and Mike Seidel is trying to maintain his footing on wet grass, after reporting on-air until 1:00 a.m. ET this morning and is undoubtedly exhausted," the network said, according to AJC.
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