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Pregnant news anchor hits back after viewer calls her “disgusting’

Breaking news: don’t body shame a pregnant news anchor or you will get publicly (and rightfully) slammed for it.

Laura Warren of WRDW-TV in Georgia was checking her voicemail for tips when she received a nasty call from a viewer saying her baby bump made her look “disgusting.”

“Please go to Target and buy some decent maternity clothes so you don’t walk around looking like you got a watermelon strapped under your too tight outfits,” the caller says in the voicemail recording. “Target’s got a great line of maternity clothes in case you’ve never heard of such a thing. You’re getting to where you’re being disgusting on the TV.”

Warren posted a recording of the message on her blog to publicize the hurtful incident.

She explained that being pregnant already makes women emotional and insecure, and having a job where you always have to look your best every day does not make things easier.

“Most days, nothing would please me more than staying in my stretchy maternity yoga pants, not a hint of makeup on my face, a bucket of fried chicken in my lap… but, I picked a career that doesn’t exactly allow for that. There are no ‘ponytail’ days,” Warren wrote.

Describing herself as a thick-skinned journalist, Warren debated just deleting the message, but instead decided to take action. “I’m pregnant, hormonal, currently not allowed to drink wine, and feeling extra in touch with my feminist side,” she said.

The mom-to-be also expressed her concerns about the tolerance society seems to have for bullying, wondering how parents can teach their kids to be kind when adults are being cruel.

Instead of spreading more hate towards the body-shaming brute, Warren is fighting back with kindness.

“​I think instead of letting this lady get me down, I’m just going to turn her negative energy into positive energy,” she wrote. “I’m going to say as many nice things as I can to as many people as I can, and I’m going to do it in a dress that fits these beautiful new curves with my ‘watermelon’ stomach showing.

Source: http://nypost.com/2017/07/12/pregnant-news-anchor-hits-back-after-viewer-calls-her-disgusting/

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