Sven Sundgaard the hunky (now former) weatherman from Minneapolis was fired last week by tv station KARE-11 for calling out a gang of anti-lockdown protestors via a Facebook post.
Sundgaard who has worked at KARE-11 for 14 years briefly shared a post by Michael Adam Latz, a rabbi from Minneapolis, that referred to the protestors as, “white nationalist Nazi sympathizer gun fetishist miscreants.”
The protestors had gathered outside the residence of the Democratic Governor, Tim Waltz on 17 April after a call out by President Trump via Twitter.
While the post was only up for a short time it was spotted by right-wing activists who lobbied KARE-11 to fire Sundgaard. They capitulated and fired him “due to continued violations of KARE-11’s news ethics and policies.”
“Due to continued violations of KARE11’s news ethics and other policies, we have made the decision to part ways with Sven Sundgaard,” the station said in a statement. “We hope you continue to turn to KARE 11 for your news, traffic, weather and more.”
Sundgaard’s sacking, however, hasn’t been popular with viewers with many commenting their disappointment.
“I am on the side of science and Sven,” one person commented. “Due to the poor ethics of KARE 11, I have decided to part ways with KARE 11.”
“Sven was part of the reason I watched Kare11,” another said, “so I’ll just choose another network for my news.”
“Sad that a weatherman is held to a higher standard than our current president,” a third person wrote.
Sundgaard responded on 6 May via Facebook, thanking people for their support.
“Hello everyone, I see you, I hear you, I love you all!” he wrote in a Facebook post. “I first want to thank those who have supported and followed me throughout my time at KARE 11. And, I am especially grateful to those who have sent supportive and kind messages over the last several days.”
He went on to say that he “disagrees” with why he was fired and is “considering my options at this time.”
While we talk about weathermen, we think Sundgaard is the kinda man, the Weather Girls sung about in their smash It’s Raining Men.
Here’s Sundgaard with his partner making breakfast sandwiches and mimosas.