News Anchor Called Fat, Goes OFF on Bullying in Awesome TV Tirade

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A news anchor in LaCrosse, Wis., received a harsh email from a viewer about her weight and responded with an awesome, televised tirade against online bullying.

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    Question, was it bullying or a belief or opinion voiced by someone? This is America, and we still have freedom of speech. I am overweight myself, I don't like it, and fortunately my health allows me to do something about it, so I am. If she likes how she looks, that's what counts, regardless of what someone else says. Overweight or not, we can still be pretty, attractive, and well dressed and successful; just look at the plus size fashion industry.
    The idea that if someone says something that isn't nice or is rude, describes bullying is crazy. Life is sometimes hard, and in opinion, being successful, means being happy with within oneself, knowing when to roll with the punches, and when or if to punch back. I wonder if on that particular day, she may have really felt more personally attacked than bullied: I'm sure this is not the first, and won't be the last of comments, she'll hear about her weight, given today’s portrayal of beauty.

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    Wow, I am very surprised by the negative comments posted on here. The point is, who was HE to tell her that she should go and lose weight? who was HE to judge her? It was none of his business! To the judgemental people who commented and judged this lady as "it needed to be said" or "she watches too much tv" You do not even KNOW her. I'm not anyone should feel sorry for anyone who is overweight, the point is you have no business judging anyone who is overweight or heavy. You don't know why they are at that weight. We all have addictions. We all have problems. Grow up and stop judging other people. Look in the mirror. No one is perfect, and you are no exception.

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    She responded with a statement at the end saying that peopel are bullied by their race, the color of their skin, their sexual orientation. These things are not chosen by these people. You don't choose what color you are or what race you are or even whether you are gay or straight ( askk the gay comminuty; it chooses you ). However, obesity is chosen. She is a role model and has a responsibility, as part of her job, to portay a responsible person. I read somewhere that it stated she was a triathlete and has a thyroid problem. Well we all have excuses now don't we not to be the best we can intellectually, emotionally, and physically.

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    She sounded like she has alot of pent-up anger and her weight is a touchy subject with her. She should of just ignored the comment instead of being unprofessional, on the air. Who was the bully? They both are guilty.

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    This site has some great comebacks for when some bully calls you fat:

    http://www.ishouldhavesaid.net/2012/02/you-are-so-fat-more-comebacks/

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    I don't know if it was bullying but it certainly was ignorant. Half the country is overweight, so what...that doesn't make them less of a person than anyone of "normal" weight. Just because she reports the news does not make her responsible in any way as an example to young people or anyone else for that matter! Further, I don't believe this ever would have been said to a man! Good for her to stand up to that ignorance!

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    @ Gin

    You say so what that half the people are over weight?
    People like here are the reason we can no longer buy a soft drink larger than 16 oz, people like here is the reason restaurants will soon be restricted on portion sizes. People like here is just one reason why health care cost are going threw the roof.

    If she knows she is fat - than DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! or you "choose" to remain fat - own up to it and call the kettle black. The guy sending the email isn't the bully, You however responding openly in public (hoping for that "recognition") is being the bully.

    Hay - if I can get this into the public eye, maybe people will send me money like they did that Bus monitor that was bullied. (now SHE was bullied) you weren't.

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    Kudos to her for using this as a teachable moment. "Obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make" ...really??!!! What about all those booze guzzling, dope smoking, fornicating degenerates out there who happen to have a socially acceptable BMI? Thin people have cost tax payers far more than obese. To name a few: Barak Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Ried and George Bush... Political correctness has turned some Americans into superficial, mean spirited individuals. It pits rich against poor, non-smokers against smokers, thin against fat, non- Christians against Christians. There are many fine people in this country of all shapes, colors, and walks of life. Someone once said America is great because America is good. And when America ceases to be good she will cease to be great. Have we reached that time in America. Does anyone teach their children the golden rule anymore. Just because we have a right to say something, doesn't make it right to say!

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    That was not a bullying email. She is fat. It is not okay to be fat. Get up and work out. And don't act like the fact that you have 3 children and a job keeps you from eating healthy and working out. Bet she can find 3 hours a week to watch tv. EVERY ONE can find 30 minutes a few times a week to work out. And stuffing a cheeseburger in your mouth instead of something healthy is a CHOICE. She is not a good role model...get over yourself...you're fat!

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    @ It's True

    There is nothing bullying about that email. I thought it was said in a very polite way. If you have a thyroid problem then you can get medication. I am 30 to 40lbs overweight so I joined weight watchers. She is a bad role model if she's been like that long term! I can't believe this woman took this as bullying. Come on. I guess the TRUTH HURTS!

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    @ It's True

    How do you know she doesn't have a thyroid problem? How do you know she wasn't 50-100 pounds heavier a year or two ago? Your saying she isn't a good role model simply because she's a few pounds overweight, so by your logic celebrities that starve themselves are far better role models? Maybe she donates thousands of dollars to charities, or visits the sick. Passing judgement you have never met or know nothing about isn't exactly something a good role model does.

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    @ How do you know?

    A "few pounds" over weight, a "FEW" pounds? Seriously? 20 to 40 is a few, 100 to 250 is A LOT!

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    @ How do you know?

    She didn't mention a medical condition which I would think would be pretty up there on my list if I was going to go on a tirade against someone that accused me of being fat. She chose to put herself in the public eye and she is going to get criticism over her weight. I run 25-35 miles a week because if I don't I will be fat and I never put myself out there to be a role model. Being fat 99.9% of the time is a choice. Yes, I pass judgement because you can't complain about someone calling you fat if you don't do anything about it. Again, she didn't defend why she is fat, so my guess is because she doesn't try at all.

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    @ its true

    She did publicly say she has a thyroid problem she also does work out every day. I am guessing if she didn't she would be even heavier, but the real issue is that you guys are judging her solely on her weight when you know next to nothing of her situation, and neither does the individual that sent her the email.

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    The person who sent the email did not do it in public but his email was posted on Facebook later. I think his email was very polite - it needed to be said.

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    @ ARR

    Right, and them posting it publicly, to me is worse, making her the bully, not to mention knowing full well it would bring national attention for a little sum'in sum'in.

    Maybe she is hoping Elen D. will pay for her lypo.

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    @ ARR

    She didn't mention a medical condition which I would think would be pretty up there on my list if I was going to go on a tirade against someone that accused me of being fat. She chose to put herself in the public eye and she is going to get criticism over her weight. I run 25-35 miles a week because if I don't I will be fat and I never put myself out there to be a role model. Being fat 99.9% of the time is a choice. Yes, I pass judgement because you can't complain about someone calling you fat if you don't do anything about it. Again, she didn't defend why she is fat, so my guess is because she doesn't try at all.

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    One other point. It's interesting that this bully had nothing to say about current events or anything pertinent to the show or the news, but took the time to show his true nature.




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