A local meteorologist in New Orleans, Louisiana, was recently accosted by a homophobic email sent to him by a disgruntled viewer.On July 17, David Bernard, the chief meteorologist at WVUE Fox 8, one of the larger multi-media news platforms in the southeastern Louisiana region, posted an email from a viewer named “Stephen LaFrance” on his Facebook page.

The email, brief in its statements, said “nice job predicting the weather f***t,” proceeding to complain about power outages despite a forecast of light rain.“I received a disturbing email yesterday from a person who was upset about the forecast.

After 30 years I can stand and accept the criticism when I get it wrong. What I won’t accept are personal attacks about me,” Bernard, who is openly gay, wrote in the Facebook post.