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Date: 10/02/12 02:53 PM

69 Responses to Local News Anchor Responds On-Air to Viewer Email

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    October 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    Link: Local News Anchor Responds On-Air to Viewer Email - The viewer sent an email to Jennifer Livingston, reporter on the local Wisconsin CBS affiliate, saying she was too fat.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    October 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    You go, girl! Good for her.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    October 2, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    Good for her! The worst part of this is that he actually claims to use body shaming in the best interest of young people. Nothing more ironic than that right there.

    If you go around telling complete strangers that they need to change their bodies, stop pretending that you`re doing it out of concern for the "example" they set, or you`re worried about their "health". The fact is that fat people/skinny people/people with tattoos/people with plastic surgery make you uncomfortable and you want them to stop being that way so that you don`t have to look at them. You`re not concerned. You`re a nosey douche.
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    CynicalGamer Male 40-49
    450 posts
    October 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    Good video. She got a bit preachy in the end. There are a lot of things that happen in the world and it is part of life. Trying to control everything just creates more problems.
    Good for her though; and I am very impressed the network gave her the time to discuss this.
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    MunkeeBoy Male 30-39
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    October 2, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    slow news day?
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    utlanning07 Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    And we are supposed to care about her why? Nobody should have really commented on much of anything. the guy on the "fat newslady" for sure, just plain rude, but also the newscaster. If you want to raise awareness, throw a fundraiser. I don`t care about your feelings, but that`s my opinion.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    October 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    "I don`t care about your feelings, but that`s my opinion."

    Lulz.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    October 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm
    Seriously, WGAFingF? In future, save this sort of uninteresting personal minutiae for your followers on Twitter.
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm
    ....so she IS going to hit the gym orrrrrr?
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    SethDog Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    BRAVO, BRAVO!
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    fuzzysheep Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    Bullying is not ok but I didn`t like her comparing weight issues to race, sexuality and disability. You have some control over your weight so it`s different to a significant degree. Doesn`t mean it`s ok to make fun though.

    On a related topic, it`s not ok to champion being obese, any more than it`s ok to champion smoking. she wasn`t doing that here but the whole big and beautiful thing verges on the limit of endorsing an unhealthy lifestyle. I know self esteem is important but lying by saying that it`s ok to be significantly over weight (a la Beth Ditto) is not the answers. Coming from a man who could afford to lose 15 pounds.

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    triki-trakes Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    talk about loser denial. No matter what they say she responds: "it`s my hot body i`ll do whatever I want"
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    October 2, 2012 at 3:55 pm
    What attack? Are observations now attacks? You`d think someone that fat would have a thicker skin. Put your fork down and exercise you tub of lard.
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    bdowner60 Male 40-49
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    October 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    Yeah, yeah and yeah its always about you isn`t it!!!
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    October 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    I wouldn`t call it an "attack" like she did, I call it "being an a$$hole!"
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    I mean... She is fat. I don`t see the problem here.
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
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    October 2, 2012 at 5:19 pm
    I`d hit it, but I wouldn`t tell anyone.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    October 2, 2012 at 5:52 pm
    "Obese on a doctor`s chart"

    She rejects medical science`s reality and substitutes her own.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    October 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm
    drat this woman. She wasn`t bullied. The email was very cordial and not mean spirited.

    She`s just a fat whore who thinks it`s okay to be fat.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    October 2, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    We need to teach kids to not be offended and get over it. Because there will always be bullies, but people can choose to not be offended.
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    chickiesue86 Male 70 & Over
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    October 2, 2012 at 6:40 pm
    trolled hard. she shouldn`t feed the trolls, and skip a few meals herself.
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    "I am much more than a number on a scale" lol you`re multiple numbers on a scale. Sorry just had too. The email was not bullying, he`s just concerned with your health and the health of the nation.
    "The cruel words of one are nothing compared to shouts of many" the main problem of bullying, since you brought it up out of the blue, is it`s usually more than one person, and they are often loud"
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 2, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    "attacks like this are not okay"
    stating fact is not an attack. I`d say it was not in the best taste, but hardly at the level of bullying.

    Alternate Caption: Whining fat beyatch meets insensitive man.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    October 2, 2012 at 7:09 pm
    uatme, a number greater than 9 is still only a single number, not "multiple numbers". If you meant digits, then (if we use the pound system, as this woman does) most healthy adults will be in the 3 digit numbers, so making fun of her for being in the 3 digit numbers like the majority of adults (including the ones of a "normal weight") is kind of silly.
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    geckohead Female 50-59
    591 posts
    October 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm
    I believe you guys are about whom she is talking. Being mean does nothing to the other person but it speaks volumes about you.
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    BigD892 Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2012 at 7:35 pm
    Alternate Caption: Whining fat beyatch meets insensitive man.
    LOL @ Gerry
  27. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    October 2, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    "We are better than the bullies that try to take us down", Couldn`t have said it better.
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    Not_white Male 30-39
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    October 2, 2012 at 8:02 pm
    Its funny cause she fat!
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    October 2, 2012 at 8:15 pm
    I do believe that was bullying. Sorry, but he doesn`t have to go out of his way to get online, find her email and type that crap AND THEN HIT SEND. The fact that he worked so hard to insult someone, to me, is bullying.

    And I usually agree with Gerry ;)
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    October 2, 2012 at 8:26 pm
    That man`s words mean nothing to me."That`s why I`m spending $1000s in airtime talking about him."

    Fatty Fat Fat is fat.
  31. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    October 2, 2012 at 8:28 pm
    I`d hit it, but I wouldn`t tell anyone.
    Kinda like riding a moped, amirite?
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    Bremir Male 18-29
    392 posts
    October 2, 2012 at 9:07 pm
    geckohead - I was thinking that. It`s funny, because people here are trying to act above it all and be superior.

    But they`re exactly the type of people she was talking about in this video.
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    dudemandave Male 40-49
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    October 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    i`d hit it,I think shes a hottie.But thats jut my flavor.
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    Andicicle Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2012 at 11:22 pm
    I hate bullies so hard, I am one. Quite frankly, haters gonna hate, but this girl is the poo.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2012 at 11:26 pm
    The man who wrote that email is a dickwad, like she said, he`s not a friend nor family, therefore has no business offering his "helpful words".
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2012 at 12:00 am
    Maybe if she wasn`t so fat it wouldn`t be a big deal.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    October 3, 2012 at 12:37 am
    No one is more than their mass. Of course it`s mostly empty space.
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    wolladude Male 30-39
    366 posts
    October 3, 2012 at 12:53 am
    She`s still fat...
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    avail9988 Male 18-29
    700 posts
    October 3, 2012 at 1:42 am
    Cant believe they let people that fat on TV
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    October 3, 2012 at 1:46 am
    Im nay sure if his words were ``helpful``
    fat people know they are fat, no good sticking the knife in really, took a lot of heart to respond on tv like that
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    October 3, 2012 at 1:48 am
    avail9988
    you trollin or what?
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    som-tam Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2012 at 2:41 am
    i see no problem in a viewer telling her that she sets a bad example. it`s not bullying; it`s a critique of a very obvious failing of hers. being obese is not clever or an accident of birth. it`s a choice of lifestyle.
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    wickedeggs Female 30-39
    5 posts
    October 3, 2012 at 4:14 am
    Funny. If she was male and twice her size, no one would say a word about her size. It`s only because she is female anyone cares. Such hypocrisy. There are so many incredibly butt-ugly and disgusting looking men on TV, I mean so many. In TV shows, on the news, in variety shows, but no one cares, no one says a word.

    Only women seem to be held to this standard of artificial beauty. How enlightened of us all.
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    Katy526 Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2012 at 4:15 am
    The internet makes me want to throw up sometimes
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    irunfast86 Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2012 at 5:21 am
    awwww poor baby. did her feelings get hurt? that email was not bullying. He was addressing a issue he thinks is important. If he wrote "fatty pig fatty" over and over...that would be bullying.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    October 3, 2012 at 6:01 am
    No-one in this story is right.
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    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2012 at 6:08 am
    "much more than a number on a scale"

    she broke it

    BAHAHAHAHAHA
    hehe
    aw
  48. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 3, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Telling someone who is in the public eye that they are not the best role model is not even remotely "bullying". True he didn`t need to say it, and it`s not like she`s a `huge` role model {pardon the pun} but the email was not vulgar, nor insulting in an unfactual way. But since when does reading the news make you a "role model". ? Role models are the ones we choose to model after, not every person on tv, just the ones you like.

    He`s an incensitive jerk.
    She`s an overly sensitive cow.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    October 3, 2012 at 7:13 am
    If you`re looking to TV for role models this lady being fat is the least of your problems.
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    furrything Male 50-59
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    October 3, 2012 at 7:32 am
    Sorry, lass, but what a whiny self-centred bitch!
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    October 3, 2012 at 7:39 am
    And now, the follow-up story:

    "BRING ME SOLO AND THE WOOKIE!"
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2012 at 7:51 am
    If she would just put down the fork and go for a run than this wouldn`t be a problem. She clearly doesn`t understand the message he was trying to give to her. He wasn`t trying to be mean, but thats all she sees. In her knee jerk reaction to this being "bullying" all I see as an actual outcome is her justifying not losing weight and not looking after her health. She is doing the opposite of the advise the guy was trying to give her. Now she can justify loving herself, as unhealthy of a lifestyle she has chosen.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
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    October 3, 2012 at 8:10 am
    Great trolling email got all the attention and more that the sender could have possibly wanted
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    Metalcraze Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2012 at 8:14 am
    Wow,she thinks she`s being bullied?
    What an overly sensitive fat mean person she is.
    There cry about that wide load.
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    papajon0s1 Male 40-49
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    October 3, 2012 at 9:10 am
    ah... all these kind words in the comments... and I wonder who you`all are voting for... I wonder... :)
  56. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    October 3, 2012 at 10:11 am
    "There are so many incredibly butt-ugly and disgusting looking men on TV"

    Yeah that Rachel Maddow guy for one.
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    Tn1g Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    2:05 "i am much more than a number on a scale" hmm im not sure about that one... that`s gotta be a pretty big number...
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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    October 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    "There are so many incredibly butt-ugly and disgusting looking men on TV"

    "Yeah that Rachel Maddow guy for one."

    Let`s not forget about that Wendy Williams dude..
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    Torizo Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm
    She is fat and she knows it. She doesn`t want to change even though she is a reflection of what is acceptable. If she did want to change she wouldn`t have changed the topic to `I am more then just looks`. Yes she may have tried to lose weight and be sick of ppl saying to lose weight but that doesn`t change the fact that she still does need to do just that. If not for the children who will grow up thinking that being fat is ok, then for herself. It is unhealthy. She won`t tho. She`s the sort to back up into a wall and blame others, then cry about it later by herself and eat a tub of ice-cream.

    It goes both ways though. I hate seeing skinny skeletor girls read the news. yuck.
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    Torizo Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    hmn on the topic of fat males in media. Thats a valid point. Too many fat men these days. Very unhealthy.

    I wonder if guys subconscously accept it as the norm because of this too. I don`t think many guys idolise those sorts of people but maybe they do.

    Then again maybe girls don`t idolise these presenters like that either. I`d need girls opinions on this.

    oh also the camera adds 200 pounds. >_>
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    penguinazul Female 18-29
    470 posts
    October 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm
    As someone who is in the process of losing weight and who has been overweight her entire life, I feel for this woman.

    People want fat people to lose weight, but as long as they stay out of the public eye. How DARE you show your fat self in public? How DARE you put your fat self on TV, despite being otherwise perfectly qualified for your profession. How DARE you do anything besides hide in your house and diet until you`re what society thinks is acceptable for viewing?

    drat you all. She can do whatever the hell she wants; weight shouldn`t play a card in it at all. She`s advocating being who you are despite what people say. She`s never said that people should strive to be fat and that there was nothing wrong with being fat. She just thinks she ought to be able to do the weather on TV without someone bitching about it.

    It`s none of your business why she`s fat. Who cares? She`s telling you the damn weather; what the hell does her weight have to do with it? N
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2012 at 7:22 pm
    "She`s telling you the damn weather; what the hell does her weight have to do with it?"

    maybe she blocks half the map and you can never see if its going to rain in your part of town?
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    October 3, 2012 at 7:42 pm
    WTF?!!!

    "Dear newscaster: Take better care of yourself. Girls look to you as a role model."
    Yep. That was offensive...
    You have a job that TENS OF THOUSANDS of people can`t f***ing land.
    Grow some goddamned self-esteem and go pump some iron already!!
    It`s not like that will add ten more years to your career and your life or anything.
    SHEESH!!!
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    penguinazul Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2012 at 8:35 pm
    Oh and another thing because this is still fresh in my mind:

    Those of you who have a problem with obese people being on TV, do you feel like this woman should quit her job until she loses enough weight to be visibly acceptable to society?
  65. Profile photo of Kegomatix
    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    October 4, 2012 at 5:21 am
    Penguinazul, you`re just as bad as her. Most everyone here isn`t saying that she should be out of sight until she loses weight. She is fat, that is obvious. The majority of people here are saying she is overly sensitive about it, which clearly you are too. Seeing as how he sent her a private email, she should have just shrugged it off and went about her day. But no, she had to make a big scene over it, all in an effort to get a bunch of "you go girl" comments from other fat chicks. Christ, if this was my news station I would have changed the channel because seriously, WHO GIVES A drat?
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    penguinazul Female 18-29
    470 posts
    October 4, 2012 at 7:22 am
    Maybe I am overly sensitive, and maybe she is, too, but I don`t know why it`s a problem to want to stand up for yourself. It`s an issue that hits home for me, and like her, if I had someone question my character and job simply because I weigh too much, I would be highly offended as well.

    It`s not about getting attention; it`s about making a point. He doesn`t know anything about her other than she`s a TV personality; he took time out of his day to call her out on something she wasn`t even doing! I highly doubt the woman got on TV and promoted an obese lifestyle every day instead of doing the news. She gave the news. Her weight is irrelevant, is her own issue, and should be left up to her to decide how and when she deals with her own issue. It`s none of anybody`s business, and it`s not their place to tell her how to live her life. She seems to be a strong woman who stands up for what she believes; I don`t see why she should be considered a bad example. Personality > appear
  67. Profile photo of AvatarJohn
    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    October 4, 2012 at 7:28 am
    Seriously, people need to leave other people the hell alone and mind their own business. The guy who wrote that email is a nosy do-gooder bully and should keep his own stupid thoughts to himself. You know who else is a bully who should mind their own crap? Michelle Obama and Michael Bloomberg. Keep your frickin` broccolli out of my chocolate cake and just go away! Leave people alone, for the love of Pete!
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    October 4, 2012 at 9:38 am
    I know nothing about this woman beyond what I`ve seen here. I see a woman who received an inappropriate, trollish email: she`s not there to be an example, she`s there to deliver news. She decided to publicize it, which takes some guts, and did so in a way that showed both a lot of tolerance and a great deal of class. In doing so she became an excellent example for all!
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    flunky Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2012 at 7:58 pm
    Great job, she handled it very well.

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