Meteorologist Carrie Duncan is a talented television personality and loving mother from Mississippi.
The working mom has been delivering the weather to local residents on WLOX since 2002, and she recently got quite a bit of attention online after receiving some unkind words from a viewer.
Duncan gave birth to a baby boy in December, and like many new mothers, she gained a little weight.
Let to guessing game commence! Boy or Girl? Day? Time? You won't win anything but bragging rights, but it should be fun! LOL! My last show will be Wednesday at 6PM, unless I go into labor before then. 🙂
Regardless, the mother returned to her role as chief meteorologist at the local news station a short time later. But one viewer wasn’t pleased with Duncan’s weight gain and let her know in the most brutal way.
According a post on Duncan’s Facebook page, the viewer called her an “embarrassment” in a scathing email. The viewer’s lengthy message read, in part:
“You will not live to see your children grow if you do not get rid of that horrid gut and huge arms. You are an embarrassment to yourself and all the viewers of WLOX on the Gulf Coast.”
Duncan’s appearance even supposedly disgusted the viewer’s husband:
“It has gotten so bad that my husband will not watch the news when you are giving the forecast because he finds your appearance repulsive.”
The viewer continued on to ask Duncan to get herself “de-fatted.”
Despite the viewer’s mean-spirited message, Duncan has chosen to fight back with positivity, according to People. She wrote on Facebook that she’s unhappy with her weight but that there was no excuse for the viewer’s behavior:
I am sharing this email I received to show you what some people have to go through. […] There are some people who are seriously unhappy. Ugly people always have something ugly to say. Please think about the people you are saying these things about and to.
You know I shared A LOT with y'all over the past almost 15 years. I appreciate the kind words, support & genuine…
Duncan said she believed the viewer had previously sent her other nasty emails, and she had a word of advice:
Here’s the thing, if you don’t like something/someone on tv, change the channel. Please STOP WITH THE HATE!
The meteorologist’s message has since been shared hundreds of times online, and many Facebook users reached out with words of support:Image Credit: Screenshot/Facebook Image Credit: Screenshot/Facebook Image Credit: Screenshot/Facebook
Luckily, Duncan has two beautiful children and a loving husband to stand by her side when she receives criticism.
And now, she has the support of thousands of people online, too.