Request for Los Angeles Meteorologist to Cover Up Sparks #Sweatergate

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Being a meteorologist in Los Angeles can be a pretty boring job.

On a nearly daily basis, you're just telling people that it's gonna be, like, 75 degrees and sunny.

But reporter Liberte Chan now finds herself in the news for a reason other than this city’s desirable climate.

a sweater?

The weather woman for KTLA, Chan was doing her job on Saturday while wearing a sequined Aidan Mattox black dress when she was interrupted by anchor Chris Burrous.

He handed his colleague a gray cardigan and asked her to put it on because “we’re getting emails," he joked.

But very few people who have watched the following video or learned of this story are laughing.

"You want me to put this on," Chan asked while slipping into the sweater. "Why? Because it's cold?"

No, Burrous might as well have responded, because of sexism.

"I look like a librarian now," Chan said while continuing to give her report.

It didn’t take long for Twitter to blow up with users who believe Chan had been publicly embarrassed and body-shamed.

One astute viewer even shared a screen capture of a 2012 forecast on the same network in which two models stood around in lingerie for some reason.

Here it is:

models on TV

Burrous quickly apologized on Twitter, explaining that he offered up the sweater "in jest but I see how it seemed. I am sorry."

Yes, it seemed as if you could not handle the sight of a woman's bare shoulders, dude.

KTLA did not issue no comment, but Chan addressed the awkward moment with fans on Facebook Live on Sunday, May 15, admitting, "It became this big thing" and adding:

"I really wasn't offended. People are kind of spinning it and saying that it was sexist … I thought it was kind of funny. I think we just played into the viewers saying, you know, you should cover up, so he brought me over a sweater.

"But not offended, I don't think it was sexist, but that's just my opinion."

Watch the exchange below and form your own opinion:

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