News anchor claps back at body shamers who said she was 'too big' for her on-air clothing
A Dallas reporter has addressed her haters and supporters in a powerful video after a body shamer said her on-air fashion choices made her look "ridiculous."
Thousands of people rallied in support of Demetria Obilor—an anchor for ABC Dallas—after a viewer said she wasn't dressing appropriately for her body size and shape.
"She's a size 16/18 woman in a size 6 dress and she looks ridiculous," wrote the viewer.
The body shamer's comments caught the attention of Chance the Rapper, who mocked the poster's anger in a quote tweet which promptly went viral.
Obilor addressed the body shamers and thanked her supporters in a powerful Twitter video.
"The controversy is coming from people who aren't too happy with the way that I look on television, saying, 'oh her body is too big for that dress,' or 'she's too curvy,' or 'her hair is unprofessional, it's crazy,'" said Obilor.
"A quick word to those people: this is the way that I'm built. This is the way that I was born," she said. "I'm not going anywhere, so if you don't like it, you have your options."
"We don't have to put up with this and we're not going to," she added.