Internet shows loving side over reporter’s dress

After a traffic reporter was criticised for wearing a tight dress, the internet quickly came to her defence.
After a traffic reporter was criticised for wearing a tight dress, the internet quickly came to her defence.

A N AMERICAN woman on Facebook took major issue with the fashion choices of a Texas-based traffic reporter and naturally, the internet had something to say about it.

In a now-deleted Facebook post, user Jan Shedd went online to voice an issue she apparently had with the reporter's choice of attire.

"Has anyone seen Channel 8's new traffic morning reporter? Her name is Demetria Obilor & she's a size 16/18 woman in a size 6 dress and she looks ridiculous," she wrote.

The post continued, saying the channel had "taken complete leave of their senses" and that she would no longer be watching.

"I understand that when I watch Channel 8 I'm going to get biased reporting and political correctness, but clearly they have taken complete leave of their senses," she said.

The Facebook post was picked up and shared by others on social media who hit back at the woman, including Grammy award-winning musician Chance the Rapper.

Demetria Obilor is a television news reporter for ABC's WFAA in Dallas.

After the post went viral, people on the internet condemned Jan Shedd for body-shaming the TV personality and joined in showing their love and support for the traffic reporter.

Some also pointed out that perhaps Obilor, a black woman, was getting more negativity for her wardrobe than a white woman would.

Obilor posted a thank you on Facebook to her supporters, saying she woke up to "a whole lot of love" after the post.

"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,' she said.

"A quick word to those people - this is the way that I'm built, this is the way that I was born. I'm not going anywhere so if you don't like it, you have your options."

And to her supporters, Obilor said she was "taken a back and forever grateful" to strangers standing up for her.

"I love you right back," she said.

This article originally appeared on Fox News.

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