Bully Calls News Anchor Fat, News Anchor Responds

Is it ever acceptable to comment on someone’s weight? Is there a difference if it’s a friend or family member, versus someone you don’t know? And how would you respond, if you were the recipient of the comment?

Source: Jennifer Livingston, WKBT.

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Jo S.
Jo S.about a year ago

Thank you.

Jo S.
Jo S.about a year ago

Thank you.

Econ Geeks
3 years ago

Now she will surely start working out

Mari s
Mari 's3 years ago

He never used the word fat

Chrissie H.
Chrissie H.3 years ago

Some people should take a good long look in the mirror before even having the nerve to think they can judge another person's appearance .What gives them the right?They won't be perfect either!

a             y m.
g d c.3 years ago

Define "fat"...

Everyone is different and has different perspective/opinions...

Kudos to Shane C & Martha N responses!

Nimue Pendragon

Agree with Maureen.

Chi Hoo
C Holmes4 years ago

Shane C,
Such a well-phrased response! Thank you!

Shane C.
Shane Clement4 years ago

Some observations:
The lady is, admittedly, fat. If you read the original email carefully you will notice more passion that vitriol. I believe that the original was motivated by real concern for the health of not only the original recipient but other easily influenced individuals.

That having been said, it is more than slightly obvious that the author of the email needs to acquire more than a little skill in tact. While it is a brutal fact that obesity has been escalated to epidemic proportions and threatens to kill many, beating someone over the head with a stick, either literal or figurative, will accomplish nothing.

For personal reasons I can appreciate the problems faced by people who do not fit into what we believe the "ideal" to be but attack will only result in defense, not solution.

Susan A.
Susan A.4 years ago

Good for her taking care of herself!