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Old 10-07-2012, 12:44 PM   #11
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I agree with you guys that are disputing whether or not this is bullying.
The word "bullying" has become a buzz word. What this guy did was douchey, but it was it bullying. Bullying is picking on someone who can't stand up to you for one reason or another. This reporter was clearly capable of standing up for her self.
Just to be clear, the guy who sent that e-mail is a prick and needs to get a life.
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We need to remember that not everyone wants to be slim/jacked/ripped/strong etc.

I choose to lift weights, try to get stronger and keep my weight under a certain level of control.

Many others have no interest in hitting the gym and like to eat pastries, gooey sauces and so forth. It's their choice and no one is forcing them to do it except themselves just like no one is forcing me to make my choices.

Bottom line: Let's just concentrate on our own goals rather than make judgements on everyone else. I agree that the email was polite but the message was that he was telling this woman to change. It's her choice. I certainly wouldn't appreciate someone emailing me and telling me how to live my life. I wouldn't go on TV and respond but that's me

As Fazc said, there's too much hate in the world as it is. Let's just hit our goals and help those who want to achieve theirs if we can.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:03 PM   #13
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the lady dosent seem to have a problem about her self the guy e-mailer her has the problem with her weight so i would say that is a form of bulling
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Use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.
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Everything is "bullying" these days. Everyone has a thin skin.

It's not like she was born with M.S. or C.P. and is unable to improve her body. If she wants that viewer and other people to stop being a "bully", she should DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Take her sorry ass to the gym, and stop stuffing her face with donuts in the morning. Donuts are only allowed while backloading! LOL
But she seems happy with how she is. The other person did not have to email her his thoughts. He should have just kept them to himself. He was being a bully. There is too much of this going on in schools right now and she was making a point. A good point I might add.
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I don't see how it is bullying and it was the anchor's choice to make it public.

I'm surprised by the reactions here. What is it about being fat that is so special, that puts it beyond criticism? If she showed up to work in filthy clothes, drunk, with missing teeth, etc etc that would be fair game I bet.

It is the same argument that people make all the time about anorexic runway models and their influence on young people (esp. girls) and I don't see why it shouldn't be true for the reverse situation.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:10 AM   #17
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But she seems happy with how she is. The other person did not have to email her his thoughts. He should have just kept them to himself. He was being a bully. There is too much of this going on in schools right now and she was making a point. A good point I might add.


She used the old Thyroid excuse, if she is happy with who she is she need not justify herself.

Her feelings were hurt, and she used the bullying angle to make herself into a victim. Using her kids is weak.

As for the guy who sent the email to her, he should have sent it to her boss.


Come on guys we have all been bullied, seen it done to others and or have done it our selves.

I know that I endured much much worse then this when I was a kid and managed to suck it up with out complaining to the entire world about it.

This is a grown woman, good grief!
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Interesting, I think DW just reinforced the typical stereotype as highlighted by Steve...what a shame.

As for the "happy as she is" and pulling the old "thyroid" issue being at odds, not so, you'd be surpirsed how people seem to have to vindicate/explain themselves in and to society when there should be no need but people, for some reason, seem to think they are entitled to all your medical details, private or otherwise, though the term privacy doesn't appear to mean a whole sight any more.

Verbal abuse, is still abuse and it can cut deep; I know someone who was called a retard by a group of youths just because they use a walking stick, and then given verbal abuse by a drunk for the exact same reason...none fo the people knew the person with the stick and both occurred on separate occasions; words can damage a whole lot more than sticks and stones at times, especially unexpected attacks out of nowhere and at places where people are vunerable.

Bullying is bullying...the guy had no reason to contact her, end of story.
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Interesting, I think DW just reinforced the typical stereotype as highlighted by Steve...what a shame.

As for the "happy as she is" and pulling the old "thyroid" issue being at odds, not so, you'd be surpirsed how people seem to have to vindicate/explain themselves in and to society when there should be no need but people, for some reason, seem to think they are entitled to all your medical details, private or otherwise, though the term privacy doesn't appear to mean a whole sight any more.

Verbal abuse, is still abuse and it can cut deep; I know someone who was called a retard by a group of youths just because they use a walking stick, and then given verbal abuse by a drunk for the exact same reason...none fo the people knew the person with the stick and both occurred on separate occasions; words can damage a whole lot more than sticks and stones at times, especially unexpected attacks out of nowhere and at places where people are vunerable.

Bullying is bullying...the guy had no reason to contact her, end of story.
They were private emails, no one needed to known about them other that the recipient.

This man didn't corner her in public did he? Did he point out her short comings to any one other than her? It isn't like he badgered her with tens, hundreds or thousands of emails.

In his response to her bulling story, he even offered to help her in any way that he could. This doesn't seem like the actions of a man bent on tormenting someone( i.e bulling).

This is certainly only my own opinion, but I feel that if you accept a position where you are going to be in the public eye than you should be prepared for some criticism. Earned or not!

Check message as spam, problem solved.

By the way I have a bmi that shows that I am obese. I here stuff all the time, if I were to complain every time I heard some comment I didn't like nothing would ever get done.
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