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October 4th, 2012
11:15 AM ET

Local TV anchor Jennifer Livingston has 'no ill will' towards 'bully'

Local WKBT News 8 anchor Jennifer Livingston has been praised for calling out the man who sent her an email insulting her physical appearance and chastising her for being a poor role model for the community. Livingston joins Soledad O’Brien on “Starting Point” with more of her story early Thursday.

“I don’t want to make him an evil representation of the whole world,” she says of the "bully" who sent her the email. “I just hope that at some point that he will learn that he could have approached the topic in much more kind way.” Livingston adds that she won’t particularly "reach out to him to ask him and ask him for help.”

Soledad O’Brien applauds Livingston's bravery. “I love seeing somebody just get mad and taking out someone who’s clearly a bully in the format that you had and the platform that you had,” O'Brien says. “Good for you.”

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  1. Elson Silva

    Obesity is a natural consequence of our physiology storing energy for the hard time that does not come anymore.

    It took around 10,000 years for humans to get used of covering their bodies as like any animal we are born naked and have walked naked in the landscape for millions of years.

    In the future we will learn how to live in the modern landscape in balance with our physiology when machinery does most of the work and our diet is becoming unsuitable because the food industry is changing it for profit. What we are eating is just good for the profitability goal.

    We are in the turning point of human evolution when food chase man for profit and we are not even intelligent enough to run away even less to do some minimum work out to protect a healthy functioning of our physiology.

    As humans we are born to solve problems we face. This spreading obesity will be fixed down the line but it may take some decades or centuries till the consequences of neglecting nature balance shows enough consequences to provide guidance of how bad it can become and how important is to pursue nature that respect nature functioning.

    This ruse of Ms. Livingston and Dr. Regina Benjamin General Surgeon is a clear portrait on how much awareness is employed to cope with an emerging problem that is going to hurt many for not paying attention on what is really important on our daily life.

    Sorry, there is no offense in science.

    Whenever you neglect Gravity, you fall down and get hurt. Screaming, shouting, cursing, laughing, yelling, or sobbing is not going to change or alleviate you pain.

    You learned to respect nature on your first steps to walk and survive in the landscape.

    October 8, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Elson Silva

    There is a negligence by the media and US government regarding obesity problems. Mr. Obama assigned Dr. Regina Benjamin a physician 42 lbs overweight as General Surgeon to guide Americans on a fight against obesity. She has to convince lay people about healthy lifestyles when she cannot convince herself besides her available professional background.

    I am a PhD scientist and I ran two half-marathons during my PhD at Penn State. We are simply becoming victims of modern lifestyle not only by obesity but neurogenesis as lack of fitness not only only put weight but reduces neurons in the cerebellum making people bigger and dumber as a consequence of sedentary options.

    Unhappily they are becoming obese and less intelligent to fix it making the trend grow and get worse and worse till a catastrophe kicks in.

    October 8, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Frank

    "bully"?....Seems like the bar got lowered quite a bit.

    October 8, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. allah

    she's a poster child for why fat people think they are just like everyone else... they are NOT. They contribute to huge medical expenses, they consume way more than an average person, food, fuel, clothes.... get a clue and lose some weight fatties!

    October 8, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse | Reply

    I think that the news offending obese people is what leads people to believe it is ok. It is not ok, obesity can be controlled not everyone can be 130 lbs but terms such as full figured model is leading childern and adults to thinking being obese ok.

    October 6, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Robert Walker

    To Wisconson morning show hostess Jennifer

    Although the newsladies words are a valid point of view. We should support overweight people in all ways possible. But she should realize that it would benefit many overweight people if she tried to (not neccessary succeed) lose weight. Either way it would be a strong image for how truely difficult it is to lose weight. If she choses not to do it, you could follow another person for a year.

    October 4, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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