Dallas reporter Demetria Obilor thanks Chance the Rapper for "putting a spotlight on the negativity."
Chance the Rapper is standing up for a Dallas-based traffic reporter who was shamed online for being a "size 16/18 woman" wearing "a size six dress."
The Channel 8 reporter, Demetria Obilor, was the subject of Jan Shedd's since-deleted Facebook post, in which the latter vowed to boycott the station for the "ridiculous" way its reporter was dressed.
"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 public post. "I understand that when I watch Channel 8 I'm going to get biased reporting and political correctness, but clearly they have taken leave of their senses. I'm not going to watch Channel 8 anymore."
"Jan is big mad. Don't be like Jan," wrote one Twitter user, sharing a screenshot of Shedd's original post. Chance then replied, "BIIIIIIG MAD."
BIIIIIIG MAD https://t.co/E9yzWbU9m8— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) November 3, 2017
Obilor showed her appreciation for the outpouring of support in a video she posted on social media.
"A quick word to those people: This is the way that I'm built. This is the way that I was born. I'm not going anywhere, so if you don't like it, you have your options," Obilor said in the video.
"Now, to the people who show love: I love you right back. You know when you look a little different, people think it's OK to talk to you a little different," she continued. "And I'm on TV, I can't clap back how I want to clap back all the time, so I'm always taken aback and forever grateful for everybody -- people I don't even know -- who come to my defense, stadn next to me and say, 'You know what, Demetria, you don't have to put up with this.' And I love you for that."
Obilor concluded by thanking the three-time Grammy winner "for taking this right to his Twitter page and putting a spotlight on the negativity because we don't have to put up with this, alright? And we're not going to."