You Go Girl! Social Media Rallies Behind a News Anchor After She's Criticized By Angry Viewers for Her Size and Body Type [Photo + Video]

Jan Shedd was NOT happy when she turned on Channel 8 in Dallas and saw Demetria Obilor, the gorgeous new traffic reporter.

Jan was SO upset, that she took to Facebook to express her outrage in a post that’s now gone viral — for all the wrong reasons.

via NYDN:


“Has anyone seen Channel 8’s new morning traffic reporter? Her name is Demetria Obilor & she’s a size 16/18 woman in a size six dress and she looks ridiculous,” Shedd wrote in the now-deleted post.

“I understand that when I watch Channel 8 I’m going to get biased reporting and political correctness, but clearly they have taken complete leave of their senses. I’m not going to watch Channel 8 anymore.”

The post went viral after it was shared by Twitter user Mother of Draggings, who wrote: “Jan is big mad. Don’t be like Jan.” 

Obilor’s story even got more attention when rapper Chance the Rapper chimed in.

“BIIIIIIG MAD,” he wrote, referring to Shedd.

Several other users felt Shedd was being racist with her commentary.

“This is precisely how women of color are treated in the workplace wearing the same exact s–t white girls have on,” a user wrote on Twitter, along with a screengrab of Shedd’s post.

The Texas woman later claimed she was attacked by the “racist mafia” after making her Facebook post — which she declared had nothing to do with race.

“Frankly, I didn’t even notice that she was black. I was shocked that Channel 8 would put someone on the air that dressed so provocatively,” Shedd wrote, according to Ebony.

“The racist mafia did not appreciate the criticism and now they are harassing me.”

Her attempt to defend herself did not go over well with pretty much anyone, who claimed it was impossible for her not to “notice” Obilor was black.

Obilor shared a video on Friday addressing the “haters.”

“This is the way that I’m built. This is the way I was born. I’m not going anywhere, so if you don’t like it, you have your options,” she said.

“Now, to the people who show love: I love you right back”

Demetria — stay Black and stay beautiful. Don’t let the haters get to you!

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