Good Morning America: News Anchor Confronts Bully
Jennifer Livingston, a news anchor in La Crosse, Wisconsin, said she is used to getting feedback from viewers and they are usually about her stories. But when a man wrote in calling Livingston fat and an unfit role model for the community, Livingston decided to confront the accusations on air.
After her husband posted the email on his Facebook, the world took notice and many are outraged at the person who wrote the letter. Livingston said it was a low blow to call her a bad role model. She also said she does not want to be known as a number on a chart, even though she acknowledged she is overweight. Livingston later revealed she has a thyroid problem but exercises regularly.
GMA: Jennifer Livingston Anti-Bullying & Fat Shaming
The message she said she wanted everyone to take from her over 4-minute editorial on air was this: Do not let your self-worth be determined by a bully. She also said she did not think the man was thinking clearly when he wrote the letter and he should not be so hateful. She did not want to see people call each other fat over the internet just because of the anonymity.
The following is the full text of what the man, Kenneth W. Krause, wrote to Jennifer Livingston:
“It’s unusual that I see your morning show, but I did so for a very short time today. I was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn’t improved for many years. Surely you don’t consider yourself a suitable example for this community’s young people, girls in particular. Obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain. I leave you this note hoping that you’ll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle.”
What do you think about this horrible letter? Let me know down below in the comment section. Also, see the Dr Oz Fat Shaming discussion from a recent episode.
Good Morning America: Ashley Stetts Frugal Model
Ashley Stetts, a model for 10 years, wrote a story detailing the struggling life of models. Stetts, who was signed to Ford Models when she was 18, said she has to have a day job just to cover her expenses. On her first cover shoot for a magazine, Stetts said she only made $250 for an all day shoot.
Stetts said she realizes it is a business, but she thinks models should be getting more money. And with her 30th birthday coming up soon, Stetts has set up a new website called The Frugal Model.
They never said how much money she actually makes, but in the segment it looked like she was living in a super nice apartment in New York City. I guess standing around and doing nothing all day for $250 seems pretty easy to some people and not so easy for others.
Dancing With The Stars All-Stars: Joey Fatone Eliminated Week 2
Joey Fatone and his partner Kym Johnson were the latest couple to get kicked off Dancing With the Stars. The couple didn’t seem to be heartbroken about being kicked off, though. They said it was a tough and unpredictable season and neither of them saw it coming. But I have a feeling Fatone is not going to miss jumping over couches and getting kicked in the face during practice. On accident of course.
As for who they thought might take it home; they named just about everyone and said it would be too tough to choose.