Pregnant Anchor Who Was Body-Shamed Said Viewer's Words Felt Like 'A Knife Through My Heart'
The TV anchorwoman whose baby bump was shamed by a viewer says the comments felt like "a knife right through my heart."
Laura Warren, who is due to have a baby boy in November, told Inside Edition she was blown away when she received a mean-spirited voicemail from a female viewer.
"Buy some decent maternity clothes," the viewer said in the message, "so you don't walk around looking like you got a watermelon strapped under your too tight outfits. You're getting to where you're being disgusting on the TV."
Warren, who works at WRDW in Augusta, Ga., said she'd been getting positive messages until that call. She shared the message on her blog and asked, "Do I really look disgusting?"
“It was that one word that really stabbed a knife right through my heart," she told Inside Edition. "Disgusting? That was a harsh thing to hear."
She continued: “I was just a little bit hurt by it, a little bit outraged that she was a woman – maybe she was a mother? I don’t know anything about this woman and she was just so consumed and so upset that she felt she had to call me.”
She says she knows she's not alone.
“Why do we let that one negative comment get to us? It really did, it really got to me,” she said. “I hated that it got to me.”