LA CROSSE, Wis. (October 3, 2012)—Jennifer Livingston, a television anchorwoman in western Wisconsin, says a man who wrote her an e-mail criticizing her weight is a bully.
Livingston responded to the e-mail Tuesday morning during a 4-minute segment on WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wis., telling young viewers not to allow bullies to define their self-worth.
Livingston didn't identify the man, who wrote that he was surprised to see her physical condition hadn't improved for years.
He wrote that he hopes she doesn't consider herself a suitable example for young people, especially girls.
Livingston said she thought nothing of the email, but said she's angry that some children may not know to do the same when they're criticized, or worse, by bullies.
She urged children who get picked on not to let bullies define them.