Bully Calls News Anchor Fat, News Anchor Destroys Him On Live TV

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    Oct 02, 2012 9:38 PM GMT


    http://www.upworthy.com/bully-calls-news-anchor-fat-news-anchor-destroys-him-on-live-tv?c=la3
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    Oct 02, 2012 9:47 PM GMT


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    Oct 02, 2012 9:48 PM GMT
    Hmmm...would the response been the same for someone criticized for smoking?
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    Oct 02, 2012 9:49 PM GMT
    Kudos to her for taking a stand. She doesn't even look fat to me. I think the celebreties getting drunk in public, or assaulting people are worst.

    Being a local newsanchor it's not like she's influencing the nation, and c'mon, how many kids watch the news anyways. Even those who do, watch for the issues, not for the anchors. If they wanted celebreties, they would watch those gossip shows.
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    Oct 02, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    Good for her! That was obviously hard for her to do. The letter writer was looking for her to set a good example for girls, and she just set a great example for how to stand up for yourself.
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    Oct 02, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    I've started a new trend at work. Now the "almost-hot" straight guys are calling each other "gay fat" because they don't have abs. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 02, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    Caslon21000 saidHmmm...would the response been the same for someone criticized for smoking?


    No, but smokers can hide their habit if they're embarrassed about it. For all we know, she smokes and swears like a sailor off camera. Overweight people have nowhere to hide, and they certainly have a right to stand up to bullies.
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    Oct 02, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI've started a new trend at work. Now the "almost-hot" straight guys are calling each other "gay fat" because they don't have abs. icon_lol.gif


    Actually I've heard it called skinny-fat. It's a real thing.
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    Oct 02, 2012 9:55 PM GMT
    The best part of this was when she says along the lines, "When you as an adult call me fat in your home, your kids will learn that and call someone fat at school."

    Learned behavior.
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    Oct 02, 2012 9:57 PM GMT
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    paulflexes saidI've started a new trend at work. Now the "almost-hot" straight guys are calling each other "gay fat" because they don't have abs. icon_lol.gif


    Actually I've heard it called skinny-fat. It's a real thing.
    Yeah I know; but it's still fun to fuck with them about it. Now it's like a race to see who can be "gay hot" the fastest, which is great for my eye candy collection. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 02, 2012 10:04 PM GMT
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    Caslon21000 saidHmmm...would the response been the same for someone criticized for smoking?


    No, but smokers can hide their habit if they're embarrassed about it. For all we know, she smokes and swears like a sailor off camera. Overweight people have nowhere to hide, and they certainly have a right to stand up to bullies.

    I didn't mean cuz of embarrassment, but as examples to kids. A fat parent teaches being overweight as much as a parent calling someone fat. And the kid takes the bad eating habit to school for other kids to learn.
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    Oct 02, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
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    Caslon21000 saidHmmm...would the response been the same for someone criticized for smoking?


    No, but smokers can hide their habit if they're embarrassed about it. For all we know, she smokes and swears like a sailor off camera. Overweight people have nowhere to hide, and they certainly have a right to stand up to bullies.

    I didn't mean cuz of embarrassment, but as examples to kids. A fat parent teaches being overweight as much as a parent calling someone fat. And the kid takes the bad eating habit to school for other kids to learn.
    Sounds like you're diplomatically defending the guy who sent her the email.

    Well, I am too. If public smoking is frowned upon because of it's unhealthy nature, then obesity should be, too.
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    Oct 02, 2012 10:21 PM GMT
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    Caslon21000 saidHmmm...would the response been the same for someone criticized for smoking?


    No, but smokers can hide their habit if they're embarrassed about it. For all we know, she smokes and swears like a sailor off camera. Overweight people have nowhere to hide, and they certainly have a right to stand up to bullies.

    I didn't mean cuz of embarrassment, but as examples to kids. A fat parent teaches being overweight as much as a parent calling someone fat. And the kid takes the bad eating habit to school for other kids to learn.
    Sounds like you're diplomatically defending the guy who sent her the email.

    Well, I am too. If public smoking is frowned upon because of it's unhealthy nature, then obesity should be, too.

    Actually, I'm trying to see this from different perspective. It might ve easy to applsud her because it was sbout fat. but what if the behavior was something else, like smoking? Would we feel the same?

    I wasn't blown away by her response. Yes, people shouldn't be bullies. And what bullies say is hurtful. You shouldn't let what bullies say define you. But just cyz bullies shouldn't bully doesn't absolve a person of responsibility. And she didn't address that aspect at all.
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    Oct 02, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
    Caslon21000 said
    HottJoe said
    Caslon21000 saidHmmm...would the response been the same for someone criticized for smoking?


    No, but smokers can hide their habit if they're embarrassed about it. For all we know, she smokes and swears like a sailor off camera. Overweight people have nowhere to hide, and they certainly have a right to stand up to bullies.

    I didn't mean cuz of embarrassment, but as examples to kids. A fat parent teaches being overweight as much as a parent calling someone fat. And the kid takes the bad eating habit to school for other kids to learn.


    That's true. But seeing only skinny people on TV leads kids to have disorders too. I think, as a culture, we're walking around in mine field when it comes to obesity. No one wants the government to shut down Frito Lay, even though they serve up toxic levels of sugar and sodium in their restaurants and prepackaged foods.

    Personally, I fall into the junk food trap all too often, but I workout every day, so my metabolism stays high, and I keep my energy up. Also, it's just plain easy for me to stay in shape--easier for me than a lot of people, it seems, so I do feel a little guilty eating donuts without having to bear any of the stigma fat people bear.
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    Oct 02, 2012 10:30 PM GMT
    I remember when fist fighting was how things like this were solved. The adults would always tell us that violence was never the answer and that we should use our words. Looks like using your words isn't the answer either.

    Good for her on calling out the guy.
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    Oct 02, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    The writer stated, " I was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn't improved for many years."

    They must have known her in high school or college, she doesn't look that old.

    At least she did admit she is obese and not to be cruel but anyone who chooses to place themselves in the public eye is going to have fans and non-fans. It goes with the territory. I can't say for sure if the letter was bullying though, because bullying would have to occur over a period of time by the same person. If everyone points out that you are fat once, that is not bullying, that's everyone caring about you enough to be honest.
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    Oct 02, 2012 11:20 PM GMT
    Caslon21000 said
    paulflexes said
    Caslon21000 said
    HottJoe said
    Caslon21000 saidHmmm...would the response been the same for someone criticized for smoking?


    No, but smokers can hide their habit if they're embarrassed about it. For all we know, she smokes and swears like a sailor off camera. Overweight people have nowhere to hide, and they certainly have a right to stand up to bullies.

    I didn't mean cuz of embarrassment, but as examples to kids. A fat parent teaches being overweight as much as a parent calling someone fat. And the kid takes the bad eating habit to school for other kids to learn.
    Sounds like you're diplomatically defending the guy who sent her the email.

    Well, I am too. If public smoking is frowned upon because of it's unhealthy nature, then obesity should be, too.

    Actually, I'm trying to see this from different perspective. It might ve easy to applsud her because it was sbout fat. but what if the behavior was something else, like smoking? Would we feel the same?

    I wasn't blown away by her response. Yes, people shouldn't be bullies. And what bullies say is hurtful. You shouldn't let what bullies say define you. But just cyz bullies shouldn't bully doesn't absolve a person of responsibility. And she didn't address that aspect at all.
    I agree 100%. This is why I side with the "bully" in this case. He never once said the word "fat" and never made a negative comment about being overweight. He simply stated the obvious, that kids will get the impression that being obese is ok.

    She did nothing but promote obesity as an acceptable lifestyle. In fact, she even admitted to being obese according to medical standards. She didn't "destroy" him. She only stood up for her decision to be unhealthy, which is perfectly ok. But that doesn't mean she was in the right. It just means she basically admitted that she's too lazy to do anything about it.
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    Oct 02, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
    Marx saidI remember when fist fighting was how things like this were solved. The adults would always tell us that violence was never the answer and that we should use our words. Looks like using your words isn't the answer either.

    Good for her on calling out the guy.
    My dad always told me to break a guy's nose if I had to. Then when I finally did, he spanked me for fighting at school. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 02, 2012 11:34 PM GMT
    Oh, the poor victim! She obviously doesn't miss a meal.

    Hardly bullying IMO. Some dude called her out on her weight is a not-so-mean way.
    Get over it, fat-ass. It's called a salad. GOOGLE IT
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    Oct 03, 2012 12:24 AM GMT
    Import said It's called a salad. GOOGLE IT

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    Oct 03, 2012 12:35 AM GMT
    I'm home from the gym now and I think I've realized why I am ambivalent to her response. She has several messages in her response. Two I agree with, The third I think is contrary to what she is trying to say and even supports the emailer.

    Two of her messages are:

    1) It's none of you business, bully, what I do. So shut your face.

    2) Don't let what a bully says define you.

    I agree with those. No problem. And had she stopped there her response would have been completely laudable.

    But she has a third message. She chided other parents if they called someone fat. She explained kids learn from what they see and hear at home. Errrrm...... ummmmm..... That's goes for other bad habits, too. Like bad eating habits. So if it is valid for her to reproach others on their bad habits, then it is equally valid to reproach her on her bad habits. QED. Score one for the emailer. And he did his reproaching privately. If she had not disclosed the email, no one would have known. Instead, she concocted a baseless rebuttal for the only point the emailer made. Indeed, not just baseless, she agreed with him. Backed him up. Argued his point.
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    Oct 03, 2012 12:37 AM GMT
    She made a very articulate and poignant speech against bullying. I am however not entirely convinced it arose due to this letter constituting a full blown attack so much as it touching a nerve.
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    Oct 03, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    I'm of two minds on this mainly because the note was sent to her as a private email. It wasn't a public blog. until she made it one.
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    Oct 03, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
    I'm not sure TV news readers have a responsibility to be healthy, but I am guessing she looks a lot like her audience, since she is beamed into the slobby households of Wisconsin. I don't see a problem with the original letter, I just find it all silly and another reason why I never bother watching local TV news. Self important piggies would bore the shit out of me.
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    Oct 03, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidI'm of two minds on this mainly because the note was sent to her as a private email. It wasn't a public blog. until she made it one.


    And was in a position to have wide public access to state her opinion in a one sided manner without the other person there present to defend their side.