A body shaming comments by a woman on dressing sense of African-American female news reporter in Dallas is generating buzz on social media platform. A woman commented on a female reporter, a woman says about an African-American female reporter, she “looks ridiculous” in the clothes she wears.
It all started on Wednesday when a woman took her Facebook and posted a picture of Demetria Obilor who is the WFAA Channel 8 News traffic reporter. In the photo shared by a woman was of Obilor in which she was wearing a red dress. A woman who posted her picture criticized her for her look in her dress. In addition, the controversial post has been taken down.
In her post, a woman said, “She’s a 16/18 woman in a size 6 dress and looks ridiculous.” She said in her Facebook post that she would even stop watching the news channel all because of the reporter’s dressing sense.
The 26-year-old Obilor has been working for news channel for two weeks.
She told NBC News, “I’m not a 16/18, but even if I was, for you to try to call out my size like that to hurt me or discriminate against me, I’m not for that.”
The reporter responded on this very casually, she said that a woman’s comment didn’t hurt her.
She said, “When you get older and you’re in the news people warn you that, ‘Hey, you’re going to be under a harsh lens. People are going to critique you, people are going to say mean things about you.'”
“Black people on TV; there’s nothing wrong with that,” Obilor. “Naturally, curly hair — I don’t care if a black woman wants to wear her hair straight or in braids, you don’t get to say what’s professional and what’s not professional based on your white standard of beauty.”