This has nothing to do with her being attractive or not. It was a viewer complaining that her obesity sets a poor standard for young girls/ children. And it does. She, as a public personality, is a role model for those who watch her and by being obese, she is essentially saying it is okay. That's what the viewer's complaint was about. It wasn't about a beauty contest.
It is okay.
Originally Posted by Jerry
The Amish are light-years ahead of the rest of the human race.
and it's not the business of a newsperson to use her position to elicit personal support.
I agree with that, but it wouldn't have been necessary without the original offense. If someone took a serious feedback opportunity to voice a personal attack on me and mind my business I wouldn't be as professional.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
It was about her being attractive. According to this occasional viewer, she's unattractive and is a bad role model. If the viewer thought she was attractive, I doubt that he'd be saying what he said.
I agree with the anchor, that he's being a bad role model by being an asshole.
I shudder when my daughter calls herself "fat." Mostly because she is a skinny and athletic gymnast. But presenting only the ultra skinny, and valuing that, it only propagates the idea that true beauty is in being a size zero.
I agree with the email, the anchor is a bad role model.