Alumna responds to body-shaming with a message

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 in Alumni News and News

Demetria Obilor on WFAA

Demetria Obilor is enjoying a career in news like many other graduates from KU’s William Allen White School of Journalism. As a traffic anchor for WFAAF in Dallas, Obilor, j’13, updates viewers on the morning traffic and potential delays.

Recently, a viewer made a Facebook post criticizing Obilor’s appearance.

Instead of ignoring the attack, Obilor chose to respond with a public message addressing those who body shame and the discussing the overwhelmingly positive response she received. The post went viral, with thousands—including Chance the Rapper— offering their support.

Watch the video she posted to Twitter below:

Obilor’s news station also brought her on their morning talk show to discuss the story:

Rock Chalk, Demetria!

-Ryan Camenzind

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