When you're in the public eye enough, you're bound to get some criticism - but that doesn't mean you can't fight back: Julya Johnson, a meteorologist for WATE-TV in Tennessee did just that when a viewer wrote her a personal message, telling her that her on air attire wasn't fit for the screen.
The viewer tries to keep a friendly tone, telling Johnson she is great at her job ... but then the message takes a turn when they plead with her to "Please change your Appearance!! Those high Bodice dresses are Not (for) you. Do you Have any dress or dresses that don't fit snugly under your (Bust)? Please! You are Beautiful –- But you need a change."
Johnson was not amused by the viewers "advice" and responded with some of her own words of wisdom on her Facebook.
She wrote, "So, it's not fun to wake up to things like this. No return address was left, so I'll address it here. I will never, ever be able to please everyone with my appearance. It's not possible. I have tried for 12 years on-air to do that. I have 'changed my appearance' to try to please people before. It never works. So, I please myself. I like my dresses. I feel good about my appearance. I am always covered, dressed modestly and professionally. Yet, she mentions that I am a great meteorologist! And she also says I get 'no compliments'? Does the fact that I bring an accurate forecast mean nothing? I was a straight A student. If I had known being on People's list of 'best dressed' mattered more than an accurate forecast, I could've saved a ton of money on that meteorology degree.
Don't do this, people. Just don't. It's very rude. That's my opinion, and it is as valuable as anyone else's opinion."
If anyone else thought this anonymous viewer was rude -- we have someone else you'll definitely dislike: Jennifer Livingston, a news anchor in Wisconsin, was outraged when she received a letter from a male viewer who criticized her weight.
He wrote, "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 you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle."