La Crosse, Wisconsin News Anchor’s On-Air Response to Viewer Calling Her Fat
You need to watch this wonderful response from La Crosse, Wisconsin WKBT anchor Jennifer Livingston, concerning a recent email she received from a viewer, who called her 'obese.' She took a moment during a recent morning newscast to address the complaints about her weight.
To the person who wrote me that letter — do you think I don't know that? That your cruel words are pointing out something that I don't see?...You don't know me. You are not a friend of mine. You are not a part of my family...you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside.
Livingston talked about October being ‘National Bullying Prevention Month,’ and that she hopes her response to the email will serve to raise awareness of bullying behavior. She went on to thank her friends, family and colleagues for their support, and for… ‘taking a stand against this bully.’