"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."
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."
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