Weather reporter slams body-shamer who told her to cover 'bulging' stomach
A television meteorologist has responded to comments made by a cruel troll who attempted to body-shame her.
Tracy Hinson, a meteorologist who works for the news station KSDK in St Louis, Missouri, received a heartless message from an objectifying viewer on social media, who told her that she found her 'bulging' stomach distracting. Rather than take these malicious and disparaging remarks to heart though, Tracy responded in the best possible way.
The troll wrote to her to say: "Do you ever watch yourself giving the weather report? Seems that you need a girdle for the stomach overhang which shorted the front of your dresses! Today was not the first time I have noticed this. Maybe you should wear a top that covers the bulge in your stomach."
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However, rather than fly off the handle (which many of us might have done under similar circumstances) Tracy took to Twitter to reply: "Dear Mary, yes I do watch my air checks. NO I will not be strapping myself into a girdle because you don’t like my belly. I like pasta, bread and cheese too much to obsess over my weight. I like my body and that’s all that really matters. Tracy #nomorefatshaming. [sic]"
She later uploaded a picture of a delicious-looking bowl of macaroni cheese, along with a personalised engraved silver spoon. She captioned the picture: "Few things in life are more beautiful than this sight right here." Clearly, the troll's comments haven't affected her positive disposition at all.
Hinson also tweeted a message to thank her friends - as well as total strangers - who had sent her messages of support and encouragement following the incident.
However, this isn't the first time that female news reporters have been forced to respond to prejudice and objectification from viewers. Check out this article we penned all about the Italian sports presenter who responded to sexist football fans in the best possible way.