The Canadian journalist who was chastised for seeking a photo-op with CNN’s Anderson Cooper near the site of the Ottawa shooting may have suffered some professional fallout for his actions.
A tweet that was shared Thursday morning by Sun News Network indicated that Vandon Gene “no longer has any association” with the organization.
Gene had previously been identified as a contributor to Sun News Network.
— Sun News Network (@SunNewsNetwork) October 23, 2014
Cooper, who was reporting from Ottawa on the deadly shooting on Parliament Hill, emphatically rejected Gene’s request for a photo on Thursday night, saying it would be “wildly inappropriate.”
Gene took umbrage to Cooper’s refusal, and later lambasted the CNN anchor in a series of since-deleted tweets.
But on Thursday morning, Gene used Twitter for a different reason: to “unreservedly apologize” for his actions.
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