News Anchor Fights Back Against Criticism About Weight
A big curvy shout out to Jennifer Livingston, the Wisconsin news anchor who took to the air to respond to a viewer’s criticism about her weight, claiming, “Surely you don’t consider yourself a suitable example for this community’s young people, girls in particular. Obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain.” (Article and video here.)
Jennifer engaged in a back and forth correspondence with this viewer, and finally she publicly responded to the attack. Sadly, it’s a familiar one, one that I’ve gotten on this blog. The message: how dare a big woman with a big body live a visible life. The accusation: by not fleeing from the camera, by going out in public and carrying herself with dignity and pride, the overweight woman is not ashamed enough and is “promoting” obesity.
Kudos to Jennifer Livingston for sharing her experience and speaking out.