Storm Chasers Killed: Comedian Ralphie May Slammed for Tweet

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Monday, 03 Jun 2013 11:19 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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Comedian Ralphie May's insensitive tweet about the three veteran storm chasers who were killed Friday while pursuing a tornado in Oklahoma spurred a flurry of outrage among Twitter users who spent the weekend bashing the funnyman.

Tim Samaras, 55, his son Paul Samaras, 24, and Carl Young, 45, were overtaken by a multiple-vortex tornado Friday that appeared to be in the midst of a sharp change in direction, the Weather Channel reported. The storm reportedly killed 10 people altogether.

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But the casualties didn’t stop May, 41, from using the tragedy as an opportunity to make a joke.

Twitter users immediately attacked May for his rude comment.

May wasn’t the only one with publicizing opinions on the storm chasers' deaths.

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