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Pregnant Weather Woman Pushes Back Against Twitter Body-Shamer

By    |   Friday, 18 August 2017 09:04 AM

Pregnant weather woman Kelsey McEwan gave viewers a reality check this week when she decided to address body-shaming while on-the-air.

"Today" reported that the Canadian meteorologist, who is eight months pregnant, decided to speak out after a Twitter user called her maternity wear "skin tight" and “disgusting."

The tweet was directed at “Your Morning," the breakfast show McEwan appears on. She sent a simple response, telling the user that it was time to check their priorities.

But she revisited the issue again Wednesday morning. In a one minute, 46 second segment titled “My body is not your concern," McEwan starts by pointing out all the compliments she’s received throughout her pregnancy.

She then goes on to say that that the fact that someone chose to comment on her attire — considering other events in the news this week, like in Charlottesville — is a sign that they need to check their priorities.

“I’m a firm believer that my body, and your body, is no one’s business but your own,” she says. "When all we can talk about is our worth, based on attractiveness, we just set ourselves up to fail.”

McEwan then ends the video with another point: “You know what is disgusting? Racism and hate. So, let’s stand up to that.”

HuffPost reported that McEwan isn’t the only broadcaster who has received criticism from viewers during a pregnancy. Kristi Gordon, a meteorologist for Global BC, also stood up to nasty comments on-air during her second pregnancy in 2015.

A news anchor from Georgia, Laura Warren, had a similar experience earlier this year and television host Michelle Jobin reached out on Twitter after the incident to say she’d had the same experience during her pregnancy too.  

Jobin applauded McEwan’s response and added that the support she had received from her team showed progress.

After the segment aired, McEwan reiterated her feelings on Instagram. She posted a text message with the words: “This comes down to how we fundamentally rank (and treat) people based on their look.”

“Enough is enough,” she said. “We are better."

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