Al Roker Apologizes for Insensitive Storm Selfie

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Al Roker came under fire for Tweeting a selfie of himself and his colleagues on Sunday against a backdrop of storm destruction in South Carolina. He took the picture in front of a section of collapsed highway and a destroyed vehicle.

“My crew and I getting ready to report on East Coast flooding from S. Carolina on @NBCNightlyNews with Kate Snow,” the Tweet, which has since been deleted, read.

He later apologized for his insensitivity via Twitter.

When a Twitter user suggested people overreacted to the selfie, Al Roker disagreed, reiterating he had made a mistake.

Since Friday, nine people have died in South Carolina due to weather-related incidents.

While Al Roker certainly meant no harm in Tweeting his selfie, he definitely did the right thing by removing the Tweet and apologizing for his error.

Did you see Al Roker's initial Tweet? Do you think he was right to apologize and remove it?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.