Obilor’s appearance should not matter, only her job performance.
Dallas, Texas — A couple of weeks ago, ABC Dallas news anchor Demetria Obilor received many positive and negative comments, after uploading a viral picture of herself wearing a shapely cherry red dress. But, one comment stood from the rest.
Channel 8 viewer Jan Shedd published a Facebook post, body shaming Obilor for having more curves than the average news anchor.
“Has anyone seen Channel 8’s new morning traffic reporter? Her name is Demetria Obilor & she’s a size 16/18 woman in a size 6 dress and she looks ridiculous,” wrote Shedd in a Facebook post.
Without hesitation, Shedd added that Channel 8 lost their senses.
“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.”
Shedd concluded that she will no longer watch Channel 8.
“I’m not going to watch Channel 8 anymore.”
Following the post, Twitter user Mother of Draggings (@fabfreshandfly) came to Obilor’s defense by posting a viral tweet that received over 12,000 retweets and 33,000 favorites.
Jan is big mad. Don’t be like Jan. pic.twitter.com/ytAKJHMXBy
— Mother of Draggings (@fabfreshandfly) November 3, 2017
Obilor did not back down in silence, instead, she uploaded a video on Twitter, responding to the haters and supporters.
Even Grammy award-winning hip-hop artist Chance The Rapper and beloved actor Gabrielle Union sent their love in support of Obilor.
BIIIIIIG MAD https://t.co/E9yzWbU9m8
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) November 3, 2017
Sending love, light and support to Dallas News Anchor Demetria Obilor who was recently body shamed online. YOU are the real life Mary Jane… A go-getter news anchor who dresses DOPE and doesn’t give a s*** what everyone else thinks. Keep on kicking ass and taking names queen. We love you just the way you are! And since you slay everything you wear, I’m sending you a bunch of pieces from my @nyandcompany collection and some credit for extra pieces!
Honestly, the young reporter is the sexiest news anchor of all-time and her curves are beautiful. Obilor’s appearance should not matter, only her job performance.
Lets take a moment to admire Obilor’s Instagram: