From her looks to her role in the scociety, women have always being under close scrutiny to be perfect. However, it is heartbreaking when the demand for perfection is coming from a fellow woman.
A Nigerian-American journalist, Demetricia Obilor, who denied her body-shamer the joy of seeing her hurt has earned the applause of people by her response.
A traffic reporter with Channel 8, Demetricia was called out by a facebook user, Jan Shedd, who said she would stop watching the channel because Demetricia looked ridiculous in a size 6 dress as a size 16/18 woman.
Jan’s post has since gone viral even though she had deleted it on her page and has also gone through a lot of criticism from people, who thought the post was uncalled for.
Demetricia, on her social media page addressed her attacker with a thoughtful response which has also gone viral.
Demetria, whose father is Nigerian, became popular after a website called her the most beautiful Traffic Reporter in the world with the hashtag #TrafficBae.
Hey everyone, so, I’m waking up from my Friday nap to some controversy, but a whole lot of love. The controversy is coming from people who aren’t too happy with the way that I look on television saying, ‘Oh, her body is too big for that dress. It’s too curvy.’ Or, ‘Her hair, it’s unprofessional, it’s crazy. We don’t like it.
A quick word to those people, this is the way that I’m built, this is the way that I was born, I’m not going anywhere, so, if you don’t like it, you have your options.
And to people who show love, I love you right back. You know when you look a little differemnt, people think it’s okay to talk to you a little different. And I’m on TV, I can’t clap back how I want to clap back all the time.
So I’m always taking it back and forever grateful for everybody, even people I don’t know who come to my defense, stand next to me and say you know what, Demetri, you don’t have to put up with this.