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Forecast Cloudy For Weatherman Found In Hot Tub With Naked Dead Guy

After an allegedly kinky and drug-fueled Sunday night, weatherman Brett Cummins of Little Rock, Arkansas’s KARK-TV was discovered asleep in an empty hot tub—next to a dead man wearing nothing but a dog collar.  According to The Arkansas Democrat & Gazette, Chris Barbour—who said he’d been drinking and doing drugs with both Cummins and the victim, 24-year-old Dexter Williams—found Cummins snoring in the unfilled whirlpool. When the meterologist, 33, woke up and saw Williams was unconscious and blue, he screamed, ran out of the bathroom, vomited on the living room carpet and left the premises. (He returned to talk to police.)

Though detectives discovered a small ring of blood around the bottom of the tub, they’re waiting for the coroner’s report to determine the cause of death. Cummins, who has not appeared on the air this week, is not currently considered a suspect.

We don’t know if Cummins is gay—though, let’s face it, gay weathermen aren’t exactly a rarity—but the comments section in the Gazette piece is filled with some lovely speculation on the matter.

On:           Sep 7, 2011
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    • gray

      KARK-TV?!? LOL that is proof enough that he’s gay!

      Sep 7, 2011 at 10:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • I won't grow up

      Oh puleeze!!!
      This closet case brings this twinkie over to his friend’s house to party. Things get out of hand and a little kinky, its two against one, and oops the twinkie ends up dead. So one of them drains the tub, and Mr. Local Weather Man goes home to take a “silkwood shower” and then returns to the scene of the “accident”. I have nothing but sympathy for the poor boys family. But if the police can’t figure this one out…..I give up.
      Okay boys you’re now free to trash me any way you choose.

      Sep 7, 2011 at 10:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ray

      The guy who owned the house is named Barbour. The big old republican governor of Mississippi is Haley Barbour. Arkansas and Mississippi are next door neighbors. Someone should look into whether they are related or not.

      Sep 7, 2011 at 10:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dallas David

      Sounds like the start of another Dave Brandstetter mystery novel . . .

      Sep 7, 2011 at 11:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scallywag

      A dog collar. People are just getting to accept homosexuals, Brett Cummins. You have to rub their faces in this morbid fetish?! Here we are, trying to prove how normal we can be, monogamous, healthy, married and boring, just like everybody else, then this weatherman comes along to throw a wrench in our plans. One step forward, two steps back in Arkansas.


      Sep 8, 2011 at 12:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chpinnlr

      @scallywag: The dog collar was a Choke chain that Dexter wore as a fashion statement, there is no indication that there was anything kinkier than possibly a 3 way going on

      Sep 8, 2011 at 12:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • randy

      @scallywag: Please — those who hate gays will hate us no matter how vanilla the sex is. Plenty of heteros use kink as well, so I don’t find a simple dog collar outside the mainstream.

      But seriously — do you really think that every person who uses a dog collar is thinking, “gosh, what if my partner should die unexpectedly during sex tonight, and how will straight people view this, and it sets back gay rights another generation?”

      Sep 8, 2011 at 1:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Allen D.

      @scallywag: So monogamous gays who fuck in a friend’s hot tub can’t use dog collars? I’m so confused on the “official” rules.

      Sep 8, 2011 at 1:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DavyJones

      @I won’t grow up: Well I am certainly glad that with all of a dozen paragraphs of information (assuming you at-least read the linked article) you have been able to determine the exact circumstances of Mr. William’s death.

      I personally don’t see why they don’t just do away with the whole criminal justice system and replace it with psychics like you; the world would be much simpler, to say nothing of safer…

      Sep 8, 2011 at 2:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • milhouse

      I’m sure there’s a perfectly logical explanation for all of this.

      Sep 8, 2011 at 8:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thomas Maguire

      All this story needs is a midget to make it interesting.

      Sep 8, 2011 at 8:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom

      So I guess no Weekend at Bernie’s shenanigans.

      Sep 8, 2011 at 9:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert in NYC

      I wonder if he’s a Log Cabiner or GOProuder, lol?

      Sep 8, 2011 at 9:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz

      Think of it as a pre-Folsom party! Have fun all you dogs, pigs, slaves, and subs. The humans in the room will keep fighting for equal rights while you keep fighting for the right to be laughed at.

      Sep 8, 2011 at 9:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JoeyB

      Is he friends with Anderson Cooper?

      Sep 8, 2011 at 10:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries

      Let’s hope Brett was already out to his parents. Wouldn’t this be a hell of way to first get the news?

      Sep 8, 2011 at 11:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gay Veteran

      Why are people making light of someone’s death. Disgusting.

      Sep 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz

      @Gay Veteran: It wasn’t a person. It was some kind of ugly dog. And it’s sad when a dog dies, but not a tragedy.

      Sep 8, 2011 at 1:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DavyJones

      @Fitz: You are certainly a sad little person…

      Sep 8, 2011 at 3:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chpinnlr

      I live in Little rock and Brett is openly gay, not a closet case. It seem from all of the rumors and inuendo that are swirling about that the victim was a habitual drug user, and Brett and the home owner we’re “recreational drug users”. The dog collar was a Choke chain that Dexter wore as a fashion statement, there is no indication that there was anything kinkier than possibly a 3 way going on. It appears that the victim died from a reaction to, or overdose of, the drugs that they we’re snorting, possibly oxycontin or xanax. The home owner fell asleep on the couch and Dexter apparently passed out in the tub with Brett who let the water out ironicly so he wouldn’t drown! It is a tragedy that this happened, and while Bretts intial panic was unfortunate it is understandable considering the backward views many Arkansas have about homsexuals. While i know it’s easy to be judgemental, it was my inital reaction also, these are real people. Two of whose lives have been possibly ruined, and one cut tragically short because of some poor judgement.

      Sep 8, 2011 at 8:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • goo

      @scallywag: I think you are overreacting a little. I’m a heterosexual female who has never thought gay folks were odd in any way. People are born the way they’re born and should be accepted regardless of how they are. There are straight people who do a lot “weirder” things than wear a collar. Sure there will likely be ignorant straight people throwing around the usual derogatory terms about gays, but they’d be doing that even without this situation happening.

      If it was an accidental death, I hope the weatherman is able to return to work. But with a scandal like that, I’d be surprised if the tv station lets him back in. Isn’t Arkansas one of those more conservative states overall?

      I’ll admit I lol’d at the midget comment.

      As for why a heterosexual female is reading this forum, I googled for cummins and the word gay to see if he was gay and found this thread. He’s a nice looking chap, and in my opinion waaaay too many nice looking men are gay. /sigh

      Sep 8, 2011 at 10:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Seaguy

      He’s cute and can forecast my weather any day!

      Sep 10, 2011 at 8:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bob

      Just a couPle of gay guys playing fetch and do the doggie disgusting

      Sep 11, 2011 at 6:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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