Being in the public eye is never simple. Critics will always find something to complain about, but how they respond to the hate usually says the truth about that person.
Jennifer Livingston of WKBT in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is a newsroom veteran and a proud plus size woman. While some commend her for not being the typical “skinny girl” on TV, one man decided to take it upon himself to attack her body in a very cruel and hateful way.
Jennifer was horrified when she received an email from Kenneth Krause berating her for being “obese” and calling her a bad role model, unknowing that she has a thyroid condition that makes weight loss extremely difficult.
Instead of fighting back or trying to get Krause in trouble for his harassing message, Livingston decided to address the cruel bully on the air. Like a dog with his tail between his legs, Krause apologized and knew he was wrong.
Livingston’s retaliation will go down in history as one of the best moments on TV news! I think it’s safe to say she is definitely the role model we need!