Demetria Obilor, Dallas’ new Channel news anchor, suddenly found herself at the center of a nation discussion on body shaming. A viewer took to facebook and criticized Demetria’s dress, claiming that “she’s a 16/18 woman in a size 6 dress and looks ridiculous.” The internet, always swift with the clapback, pounced on the post and it quickly went viral, living on via screenshots long after the woman deleted it. Then, Chance The Rapper hopped on the bandwagon, which blew the whole thing up even further, providing the perfect platform for a discussion on body shaming.
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Demetria chatted with the morning show crew about her experience with body shaming, especially as a curvy woman of color on the news. She explains why, after ignoring a lot of negative comments, which come with a job on television, she finally felt she had to respond to this one. Click on the audio player to hear more on this story in this exclusive interview from “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”
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