Missouri Meteorologist Tracy Hinson Responds to Body Shamer Who Suggested She Should Cover up Her Stomach
The Television weather reporter, Tracy Hinson, clapped back at a body shammer who messaged Hinson about hiding her stomach "Bulge." The newscaster fired back in a calm but direct manner.
Hinson is a meteorologist for KSDK News in St. Louis and is focused on reporting the latest in weather instead of dwelling on how she looks while doing it.
However, she found herself in the crosshairs of an internet troll who made comments about her stomach bulge. She shared the message with her followers, and it exploded beyond the market.
Meteorologist calls out body-shamer: ‘I will not be strapping myself into a girdle’https://t.co/PmZWbToDWk— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 17, 2019
BODY SHAMMER ON TWITTER
Hinson received a direct message from a female user who mentioned that she should hide her belly while on the air. The person suggested that Hinson use a girdle or top that covers the "bulge" while she's on the news and wrote:
"Do you ever watch yourself giving the weather report? Seems that you need a girdle for the stomach overhang which shortens the front of your dresses! Today was not the first time I have noticed this. Maybe you should wear a top that covers the bulge in your stomach."
Dear Mary, yes I do watch my air checks. NO I will not be strapping myself into a girdle because you don’t like my belly. I like pasta, bread and cheese too much to obsess over my weight. I like my body and that’s all that really matters. ❤️ Tracy #nomorefatshaming pic.twitter.com/awQ0Rh7qMd— Tracy Hinson (@tvalwx) October 12, 2019
The user goes by the name Mary, as Hinson wrote in her clap back tweet. Her point about hiding her belly because she didn't like the way it looked did not go well with the fans or Hinson.
HINSON FIRES BACK WITH BOSS ATTITUDE
Hinson took no time sharing the message on Twitter with her followers, along with a bold and straightforward message. She wrote how she did watch her reports later on, and absolutely will not cover up because of her. She dropped the last bomb by ending her message with a heart emoji and her name.
"Dear Mary, yes I do watch my air checks. NO I will not be strapping myself into a girdle because you don't like my belly. I like pasta, bread and cheese too much to obsess over my weight. I like my body and that's all that really matters."
The tweet has over twenty-two thousand likes and over a thousand re-tweets. Hinson's followers, along with people who didn't even know Hinson backed her up against the shammer.
FANS POST THEIR SPEAK ON THE SHAMMING
Some fans took to provoking such shamers and advised Hinson to wear a fanny pack with the picture of a belly printed on it. Sadly, many comments are made on people's bodies and are criticized. Hinson is not the first person who has gone through the experience of body shaming, and nor will she be the last.
Please let me go to Mary’s house and do a story about her magnificent perfection!🤬😡— Bob Hoehn (@bobhoehn_stl) October 12, 2019
STARS CLAP BACK AGAINST BODY SHAMERS"People" published an article talking about the instances where celebrities fired back after body shammers targeted them. Celebrities like Whitney Way Thore from "My Big Fat Fabulous Life," and "White Chicks" star, Busy Phillips, fired with amazing responses to the insensitive shamers.
Thore took a swing at the shamer after they asked why she was working out in a sports bra instead of a tank top or t-shirt. The star replied with a list of reasons why.
"Fewer articles of clothing are more comfortable. 2) Please don't front like you'd have this complaint if I had a 6-pack. 3) I will take any and all opportunities to normalize fat bodies in motion. 4) it's my body, boo. You ain't gotta understand it."
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I love how, “Hey Jess, can I try to jump rope today?” turned into a metcon... 🙄 — 15 jump ropes 1 lap — 120 jump ropes total — Here’s to doing way more than you think you can! PS: that’s pink trim at the bottom of my bra, not underboob 🙃@dragonqueen11 #MyBigFatFabLife #NoBodyShame