Jennifer Livingston, a TV news anchor, at WKBT in La Crosse, Wisconsin addressed the bully who attacked her for being overweight.

She did it professionally. Perfectly, actually.

"The truth is, I am overweight," she said. "But to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think I don't know that? You don't know me, so you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside and I am much more than a number on a scale."

Livingston pointed out that any type of bullying is a learned behavior, and parents may be teaching their kids to do it without even knowing it.

"If you're at home, and you're talking about the 'fat news lady,' guess what? Your children are probably going to go to school, and call someone 'fat.'"

She didn't choke up once. Livingston never wavered as she eloquently addressed anyone who may be the victim of bullying, concluding,
"To all of the children out there who feel lost, who are struggling with your weight, with the color of your skin, your sexual preference, your disability, even the acne on your face, listen to me right now:  Do not let you self worth be defined by bullies. Learn from my experience, that the cruel words of one are nothing compared to the shouts of many."
Bravo, Jennifer. Bravo.

- George McIntyre
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