Colorado reporter shares hateful messages she received for covering mass shooting at LGBTQ club

A TV anchor in Colorado is sharing some of the hateful messages she’s received for covering the deadly attack at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs over the weekend.

Ashley Michels, who has worked as a reported and anchor at FOX31 Denver for nearly a decade, took to social media to share screenshots of anti-LGBTQ comments sent to her for reporting on the deadly incident that left six people dead and more than a dozen wounded after a gunman opened fire inside popular nightspot Club Q.

“Unfortunately, I have covered multiple mass shootings in my career,” Michels wrote on Twitter Tuesday night.

“This is the first time I can recall getting message after message from viewers like this,” she added in the tweet, which has since gone viral.

One person asked her to “please stop talking about the stupid gay club shooting,” the person wrote, referring to the horrific night that ended with five people dead and more than a dozen injured.

“No matter how much you talk about it no one is going to [care] about it,” the person added, asking Michels to keep her opinions to herself. “It is the news not the opinion hour.”

Another viewer wrote, in all caps, “GIVE IT UP, FOR GOD’S SAKE! Others are sick of hearing about these people,” the person added. “Nothing else to report?”

One other person accused those reporting on the story of “promoting sin.”

“Is tonight’s newscast going to be another night of spending way too much time for the LGBT+ community? Remember, being gay is a sin and God forbids it,” the viewer wrote.

Several Twitter users slammed the responses as “absolutely shocking,” “horrible” and “hateful” — while also thanking Michels for “doing your important work.”