Here is the letter the anchor received:
[YouTube] Jennifer Livingston, an anchor with WKBT in Wisconsin, received an email last Friday that scolded her for being a bad role model.
“Your condition hasn’t improved for many years,” the letter read. “Surely you don’t consider yourself a suitable example for this community’s young people, girls in particular.”
The viewer said that “obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make” and he asked Livingston to “reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality and promote a healthy lifestyle”.
Look, haters are gonna hate. You can’t respond to haters, it shows weakness. I don’t think she needed to go public with her response. It shows courage, yes, but the person who wrote the letter is clearly a schmuck bag. No need to respond to the haters. I mean, if I responded to every TSP “hate” tweet or email, I’d be very busy. Although, in fairness to the fat lady anchor (just kidding…kind of) we haven’t gotten any hate tweets for being fat yet, so I don’t know how I would react to that.
I’ll continue to quote the brilliant artist, T.I., from a concert at the BJC in 2008 (or 2009 I forget): “If you ain’t got haters, you ain’t doing nothing right.” (I’m paraphrasing a bit, but you get the point.)
Haters gon’ hate.
Ps. Keep eating babe, you look great. Fat girls need loving too. We got your back.
Pps. To be completely honest though, I was kind of shocked to see such a fat news anchor. I mean, truthfully, it’s just awkward. It’s not something you see everyday.