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TV reporter responds to body shaming comments

Posted at 11:33 AM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 12:33:29-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former 41 Action News traffic anchor is making headlines after someone commented on her looks. 

Demetria Obilor is a traffic reporter in Dallas. Recently, someone posted online about Obilor’s appearance. 

The comment sparked a reaction with people coming to her defense, speaking out against body shaming. 

Even Grammy award-winning artist Chance the Rapper tweeted in support of Obilor. 

Obilor responded to the comments on Twitter. 

She used to work at 41 Action News. Obilor spoke to us about how people responded to the comments. 

“You know, the outpouring of support, the love from everybody, you know, that you know really took me back,” Obilor said.

"I mean Kansas City is my first home, and I am just always so grateful for everybody who still shows love and you know we are in this together!” Obilor said. “This is not about me, it's so much bigger than what happened to me. So many people have serious stories that need to be shared, and if I can help in any way in creating that conversation, I'm here for it and I'm grateful for everyone's support."