Internet Rallies Behind Local News Reporter For Calling Out Haters
Whatever happened to, "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all?" It's obvious some people out there need to hear that as a reminder and Idaho News 6 reporter, Natasha Williams is here to give it to them!
Natasha took to Facebook the other day to address some of the nasty comments she says she receives weekly, if not daily from viewers.
"I am SO SICK of getting constant emails, messages, and dms about my weight, hair, clothing choice, or other parts of my appearance on air. This was my outfit today—something I have worn many times before and feel gorgeous in—and I STILL got hate comments. I get these WEEKLY if not DAILY, and I’m not alone. If you’re watching the news and feel you need to weigh in on someone’s body, clothing, or any part of their appearance here’s a tip: DON’T. I take great pains to dress in a way that makes me feel confident and look professional—and unless I expressly ask you for your opinion, your input is not appreciated nor welcomed."
Natasha's post has received almost 10,000 comments of outpouring support, including from other news reporters from around the country who are all too familiar with receiving hateful comments from people who hide behind their keyboards.
It's a very strange phenomenon - people feeling so entitled to comment on the appearance of a newscaster GOOD or BAD. It's unfortunately just become part of the job, especially for women, but that doesn't mean that it should be! Natasha, good for you for standing up for yourself! It's time that someone said it.