Every television personality knows that being a public figure means opening yourself up to criticism.
That said, women are criticized much more than men are, especially for their looks. It seems like there’s another story about a woman having to stand up for herself every week, after internet trolls try to make fun of her body.
Female news reporters and meteorologists seem to be disproportionately shamed, and they’ve had enough of it.
Recently, meteorologist Janice Dean found a disheartening comment on her Facebook page from another woman. The bully, named JoAnn, wrote:
Dear Janice please stop allowing fox to dress you in those short skirts. They are not flattering on you. Your an attractive lady, love the 80’s hair, but your legs are distracting every time you walk on screen.
Janice knew she had to respond to JoAnn, so she said:
Fox doesn’t dress me. I dress myself. I’m sorry if you don’t like my legs. I’m grateful I have them to walk with. You’re right. I don’t look like the typical person on TV, and I’m proud to be a size 10. Imagine that! You can always turn the channel if you’re offended by my huge legs. Hope you don’t mind. I may share your post with everyone on my FB page. All the best, Janice.
And share it she did — not just on Facebook, but also on Twitter.
In her tweet, Janice explained, “As someone who was diagnosed with MS over a decade ago, I know my legs could give out on my [sic] at any time. So I am grateful for my big, strong legs that keep me standing tall, help me walk, dance, kick and make snow angels. I am blessed.”
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