UPPER PENINSULA, MI- Local residents are outraged about their beloved chief meteorologist, Karl Bohnak of TV-6 (WLUC- Marquette) being fired by the station for not taking a mandated COVID-19 vaccine. Bohnak was with the station for 33 years.
The station's corporate owner, Gray Television, has mandated the vaccine for anyone entering a property owned by the company. Here's part of Bohnak's post on Facebook:
"I have decided against the vaccine option, first and foremost, because the manufacturers of these injections have absolutely no liability if injury or death occurs after the shot. I asked myself, would I buy brakes for my vehicle in the brake company had no liability if the brakes failed? No! So, I will certainly not allow a medicine in my body from a company that does not stand behind its product."
Local resident, Cori Johnson mentioned she's watched Bohnak since she was 11 years old.
"He's the most trusted voice in the entire upper peninsula of Michigan."
She was shocked to hear of him getting fired, and they trusted his weather predictions for safety of the residents of the upper peninsula.
Residents are talking of boycotting the news channel and encouraging advertisers to pull their commercials from the station. They are organizing a protest for tomorrow, September 19th at 3pm across from the news station at 177 US-41, Negaunee, MI 49866-9662. https://www.facebook.com/events/874415123192845/?ref=newsfeed