Wednesday, October 3, 2012

CBS' WKBT News Anchor Responds to Viewer Email Calling Her Fat

Have y'all gotten word of this recent news story? If not I encourage you to take 5 minutes out of your day and watch the U Tube video below.

What do I say in response?

You go girl.

And you are 100% correct.

You are MORE than a number on a scale.

So what do you think? Do you think the viewer has a point here by titling the email "Community Responsibility?" If you were Jennifer Livingston, how would you respond? 


  1. I did see this and not only did I think it was great that she spoke out, but I also thought it was great that her employer gave her the chance to do it on t.v.!

  2. I saw this last night and loved it. I think she is so brave to do it on TV, and I agreed with all of her words. But I think she should have shared the name of the person who wrote the letter-- a little public shaming, anyone?? ;)

  3. I saw this this morning and my heart just sank for her and her kids. I am so proud of her courage to speak up!

  4. Wow! Thanks for sharing! It is awesome that she stood up in confidence for who she is and not how she looks!

  5. I watched a link to this last night that some one had posted on Facrbook, and was cheering for her from my seat. "You go girl" is right!! I was physically hurting for her, having to hear such hurtful remarks about herself. I love that her community and her station rallied around her and gave her the support to make such a statement. Her courage was amazing! I could hear her voice trembling a few times, and prayed that it was nerves or anger, and not pain that was making her shaky. I was feeding Lily as I watched, and gave her a long speech about being nice to our friends, as well as strangers. Obviously at 2.5 months old she had no idea what I was saying, but that's a lesson I plan to keep reiterating throughout her entire life.

  6. I saw this on the news this morning! I can't imagine someone saying those things about me..but I also can't imagine having the courage to address it like she did! What an inspiring story and what a role model she is for her girls!

  7. the person who wrote that email has no life and is disrespectful. there's no problem with voicing your opinions, we live in a free country and we are all free to have our own opinions, but we have to be sensitive to other people's feelings -- we should never forget to be respectful. i admire this beautiful woman for speaking up and putting whoever wrote that email in his place.

    <3, Mimi
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  8. I just saw this clip on another blog. She is awesome, loved her response. I think she looks great, put together and professional. Why that man thinks he needs to write her says more about him than it does her.


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