It doesn’t take much to get criticized for your appearance – especially when you’re a public figure.
Whether you’re in movies or on TV, being in the media seems to give viewers the idea that they can voice their opinion whenever they feel like it.
Which is exactly what happened to Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean.
After a viewer wrote in criticizing Dean’s apparel, saying “please stop allowing Fox to dress you in those short skirts. They are not flattering on you. Your [sic] an attractive lady, love the ’80s hair, but your legs are distracting every time you walk on screen,” Janice clapped back in the best possible way.
The meteorologist wrote, “Fox doesn’t dress me. I dress myself. I’m sorry if you don’t like my legs. I’m grateful I have them to walk with. You’re right. I don’t look like the typical person on TV, and I’m proud to be a size 10. Imagine that! You can always turn the channel if you’re offended by my huge legs.”
What the reader didn’t realize is that Dean was diagnosed with MS more than 10 years ago. She explained that normally a message like that one would have upset her (“my legs have always been a sore spot for me”) but that she’s now incredibly proud of them. Since her MS could take her ability to walk “literally any day,” she says she’s “grateful for them every day.”
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