Contact Us

Calling People Fat is Not Helpful. It is Hurtful… I Know First Hand

As I was reading a post on about a reporter in La Crosse, Wisconsin  addressing some hurtful comments, it brought back how I felt years ago when I received an email about my weight. Just like WKBT anchor Jennifer Livingston’s recent email from a viewer, who called her ‘obese’, the letter I received called me obese (spelled wrong) and told me I should join Weight Watchers. It took me a while before I could even tell Jon or Mac about it. We have talked about it on the Moose Morning Show a few times over the years. Jennifer is a class act in how she handled the situation.

She took a moment during a recent morning newscast to address the “complaint” about her weight.  To the “person” who took the time to write her and call her out on being a role model for young women, guess what? She is!  She is the perfect role model for women and men, young and old. She is clearly a smart, competent professional in her industry with family and friends who is liked by her community. And if physical beauty is what the author of the e-mail to her was going after, look at her, she is beautiful!  Oh and she manages to be all these things without being a size two. You are one of my heroes Jennifer!

Subscribe to 92 Moose on

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Moose Valuable Listener Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Moose Valuable Listener Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.