By Amanda Michelle Steiner
August 12, 2015 at 06:02 PM EDT

Earlier this week, Orlando news anchor John Brown found himself becoming the news when his walk-off during a report on Kylie Jenner’s pet rabbit went viral. 

When he stormed off set, ranting about how it was a “non-story” and that “nobody cares about this family,” Brown found many a kindred spirit online. Indeed, he found many a kindred spirit on EW

On Wednesday, the TV anchor sat down with his co-host, Amy Kaufeldt, to explain his tantrum.

“My issue isn’t with the Kardashians,” he said. “I don’t have a problem with them at all, I’ve never seen the show. My issue is from the media standpoint, we feel like the public wants to hear it. The public hears it so much about it that they think the media is going to give more and it’s this huge cycle.”

Brown added, perhaps, that might not be the case.

That said, the anchor is not entirely opposed to covering the Kardashians altogether. When asked for his point of view on the #NoKardashiansforaWeek campaign, Brown tweeted, “I think it’s silly. Why don’t we ONLY cover them if they make actual news?”


“Why everybody feels the need to put them somewhere in the news and in the paper every single day — I don’t get it,” he continued during Wednesday’s Good Day Orlando. “We’ll do more Kardashian stories if they make news. But just to do it because, well, they named a rabbit … “

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