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Gay Weatherman Erick Adame Breaks Down While Discussing Life After Being Fired From NY1



Openly gay weatherman Erick Adame is opening up about what his life has been like since being fired over a year ago from NY1 .


For those of you who need a bit of a refresher, Adame, 40 was fired after a shady anonymous viewer mailed screenshots of the meteorologist moonlighting as a Chaturbate cam model to his job, his mother and boyfriend.


Since his termination, he has launched a subscription-only weather service, and also works as a host at a New York restaurant.


Adame sat down for a chat with Ricky Cornish, and opened up about his life post exposure.


"This was meant to be a private space for me. Once I did it a few times and no one recognized me, I got comfortable. I thought it was going to be these people in this small bubble that would ever see this or hear this," Adame tells The Advocate.




Adame said he had performed sexual acts for a small group before, but the night of the exposure he had hundreds of people watching.


"That didn't just happen. Why was I so popular that night? I was recognized. When I was recognized, someone went to a bunch of blog sites [and shared] the link. In minutes, hundreds of people were watching," he says.


"There were no drugs involved. There was not even any alcohol involved. There were some poppers involved. One of the things a person typing on a computer screen said to me was, 'I want you to write your name on your chest. I want you to write NY1 on your chest.' I did everything I was asked. I knew as I was doing it, that it was a mistake," he shares.




During the session, Adame revealed his name, occupation, and full address to the strangers watching him. He also said, "It'd be hot if my boss saw me. I would love my boss to f*** me on camera."


Adame says that after exposing all of himself, including his personal information, he broke down in tears.


"What people don't know, except for those that are close to me, is that afterward, I cried. I didn't really understand why I did what I did. Sometimes sex is super complicated and you have this immediate regret. I literally cried because I felt the really high risk of what I had done."


Adame also revealed that months after NY1 were alerted of his nudes circulating online, the network didn't immediately give him the chop.


"I had months before HR called me into the office. In that time, every single day, I was scouring the internet for pictures or videos of what had played out. I did everything to get that removed. I had so much anxiety for so long."




He was warned by HR to remove any trace of the sexual content from social media or else there would be grounds for dismissal.


"It was so awkward. Only a select few knew about what was happening, but they noticed a change in me. I was so anxious. I remember my executive producer pulling me aside and saying 'Hey, is everything okay?' I had to lie and say everything was fine. It was tough going into work every day and trying to act like everything is fine."


Shortly after Spectrum News NY1 discovered the photos online, an anonymous person sent more graphic photos of Adame to the news station, which eventually led to Adame's firing.


"It's been over a year and I'm still getting emotional now talking about it. I loved my job so much. I loved the people that I worked with. They were my work family. I didn't even get to say goodbye to any of them. I worked there for 15 years. I grew up with them and I didn't get to say goodbye. That's the crappiest part about all of this. Thankfully, we all met up and they gave me hugs and support. The support has been amazing."


Even though Adame's nudes are all over social media, the meteorologist says he has no plans to continue a career in sex work a la Onlyfans.


"I think it's no secret that I enjoy sex. Against my will, everyone knows that now, which is totally fine! They even know my sexual preferences. Yes, I'm a bottom! Although I'd have fun, I'm sure, I don't think that that would give me the same level of pride that I was getting from doing the weather. I've wanted to be a weatherman since I was 7 years old."


He definitely got comfortable, especially when there were times when he got off on throwing hints as to where he lived as well as his profession. I hate what happened to him and unfortunately in this conservative society we live in these networks love pushing the family-friendly narrative.


However, Erick you should also realize that anything you do on the internet can be used against you.


I really feel he has learned his lesson, and did everything in his power to have the content removed. Unfortunately, once your sexual stuff is all on the internet it is difficult to get it taken down.


Also shame on the person(s) that continued to send his sexual content to his place of work and to the people in his personal life. You were deliberately trying to slut shame him, and I hope you get what's coming to you.


If being a cam model is something you want to do, you have to be prepared of what's to come, and how it could affect your career.


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