This Meteorologist Proved the Best Response to Body Shamers Is Simple: 'Girl, Bye'
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People love to criticize the weatherman (or, ahem, weatherwoman) for the unpredictability of the weather. After all, their job is to give their best guess of what Mother Nature will do (and we all know she does her own thing 99 percent of the time). With all the backlash they already face, you'd think the public would spare them from unsolicited comments about irrelevant things like their apprearance.
Molly Matott, a meteorologist at Syracuse, NY-based CNY Central since April 2015 and recent graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego, shared her epic response to an unsolicited body shamer's comments about her clothing choice and "underarm boob fat."
The viewer emailed Mattot with the following comments, according to TODAY:
"I don't know, of course, who dresses Molly and I'm not trying to b (sic) mean or unkind but the way she is dressed today looks very much like she came directly from a night on the town to work!...Good grief, have a little decorum and be more understated and conservative in your attire. There are so many things going on here and none of them are good, the range is from underarm boob fat, garish jewelry, clashes in color, AND makeup....I just turned on my television set and was shaken to the core (almost) at the sight of all of that going on this early on a Saturday morning!"
Um, number one: by sending unsolicited negative comments about her appearance, you are being mean and unkind, whether or not you're "trying" to. Number two: since when is anyone else's arm skin any of your business? If the outfit in question is the one in the tweet below (which is unclear from other reports), then we're pretty sure that look would fly in any office around the country.
Matott posted the tweet above, poking fun at her #screengrab face, so she doesn't seem like the type to take herself too seriously. Cue, her epic Instagram response (which is no longer public). Before she switched to private, both TODAY and WUSA9 captured it in all its glory:
"My job is to give the best and most accurate forecast in an understandable manner. ... I'm sorry you chose to focus on my appearance and 'underarm boob fat' instead. Perhaps next time you wish to pen such an unnecessarily nasty email to a television professional, you too remember that less is more," Matott wrote, according to TODAY.
As if that wasn't boss enough, Matott then posted these captions below:
"I was feeling WAY TOO GOOD about myself today to NOT reply to this nasty email (top left). If anyone else has any comments on my "underarm boob fat," I'll take them now.
"UPDATE: this person wrote back and could not understand my reaction to their 'constructive criticism.' Girl bye."
We looove when celebs stand up to body shamers but, well, they're not that relatable. Seeing a regular human (even if she is a fancy meteorologist) stand up to insensitive and ignorant criticism is beyond inspiring to us. Girl, yes.