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Bully or motivator?


Jennifer Livingston / News Anchor WKBT

An overweight news anchor accused a viewer of being a bully after he sent her the following email:

Subject: Community Responsibility

“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 this note hoping that you’ll consider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle.”

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Do you think this man is a bully for sending this email? He didn’t call her any names or threaten her.

The admitted that she’s  overweight, and many studies have shown that obesity does lead to further health complications.

On the other hand, many people don’t like to be reminded about their weight issues.

What do you think?

And if you consider this reader’s email offensive, do you also consider Columnist Keila Torres’ column about the death of an overweight former councilman offensive?

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Categories: Health issues, Weight