Meteorologist's epic clap back to body shamer goes viral: 'I like pasta, bread and cheese too much'

Newscaster Tracy Hinson is not here for your body shaming.

The St. Louis meteorologist recently shared a now-viral message she received from a viewer, who advised her that "she needs a girdle for the stomach overhang." 

"Do you ever watch yourself giving the weather report?" the message read. "Seems that you needa girdle for the stomach overhang which shortens 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."

The message, which Hinson tweeted about on Oct. 11, has since gone viral due to her epic clap back. 

"Dear Mary, yes I do watch my air checks," Hinson replied. "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," while adding in the hashtag #nomorefatshaming.

The reporter then tweeted her response alongside a photo of herself enjoying a bowl of spaghetti. Her dignified -- and frankly relatable -- reaction has since gone viral, racking up over 20,000 likes since it was first shared. 

"I’m so glad you stood up for yourself and rose above," shared fellow newscaster Jenn Sullivan. "I had pasta twice this week, and in honor of Mary, I’m gonna go make some spaghetti with butter," commented another fan. 

Hinson has since responded to the words of support she's received since the story was picked up by the news. 

"Grateful and completely touched by the support I’ve gotten from my friends at KSDK News and total strangers who wrote me with words of encouragement," she shared on Twitter this week. 

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In January 2014, comedian Jay Mohr, 42, called attention to Alyssa Milano's post-baby figure.

"It seems like she had a baby," he said on the radio. "I don't really give a s--t ... I read it on her gut."

Milano acknowledged that the comments hurt her and expressed her thoughts on body shaming as a whole.

"I think it's an interesting statement about where we are socially that people feel that they can sort of rip a woman's body apart after having a baby," she told Mario Lopez. "I don't think it's fair."

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Taylor Swift's famous friend Lorde came to the "Shake It Off" singer's defense when Diplo, 36, tweeted that "someone should make a Kickstarter to get Taylor Swift a booty" and also launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for an augmentation.

Lorde, 18, quipped back via Twitter:

"@diplo should we do something about your tiny penis while we're at it hm"

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We thought Pink, 35, looked beautiful in a plunging black dress at an event last week, but negative comments about her weight still surfaced online.

"I can see that some of you are concerned about me from your comments about my weight," she tweeted. "You're referring to the pictures of me from last night's cancer benefit that I attended to support my dear friend Dr. Maggie DiNome."

"She was given the Duke Award for her tireless efforts and stellar contributions to the eradication of cancer. But unfortunately, my weight seems much more important to some of you," she continued. "While I admit that the dress didn't photograph as well as it did in my kitchen, I will also admit that I felt very pretty. In fact, I feel beautiful."

There you have it!

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Lena Dunham, 28, is proud of her body, and she definitely isn't afraid to show it off. The "Girls" star regularly bares it all on her hit HBO show, and has frequently spoken out against the concept of body shaming.

"You know, it gets easier and easier. My fears came true. People called me fat and hideous, and I lived. And now I keep living," she told The Guardian.

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Gabourey Sidibe has been called "enormous," "scary," "a balloon on the body of a zeppelin" -- and more, but the actress has brushed it all off and pursued her dreams, even after many told her she would never make it in Hollywood.

After critics slammed her appearance on the 2014 Golden Globes red carpet, Sidibe tweeted, "To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night."

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Karl Lagerfeld once called powerhouse singer Adele "a little too fat," but Adele, 26, responded in the best way.

"I've never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines," she told People. "I represent the majority of women, and I'm very proud of that."

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Perhaps Britney Spears said it best earlier this week after a concertgoer at her "Piece of Me" residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas called her a "fat b-tch."

"F--king a--hole," Spears shouted into her mic in response.

'Nuff said.

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