1. Julya Johnson of WATE in Knoxville, Tenn., posted this letter on her Facebook page. It was sent to her from an anonymous viewer.
2. According to the letter, the apparently elderly viewer thought Johnson needed to stop wearing high-bodiced dresses.
You are a great meterologist! I am at elderly person who depends on WATE 6 News for my daily news and weather – my daily beginnings – I watch this news from 2 a.m. – thru the day. I observed every one gets great compliments about their job, How they give great forecast. There are not any compliments about you! Why? Please change your appearance!! Those high Bodice dresses are Not (for) you. Do you Have any dress or dresses that don’t fit snugly under your (Bust)? Please! You are Beautiful – But you need a change. Please don’t feel like I’m putting you down. Allow me to apologize. This letter is meant for the beautiful lady you are. Go forward (Be happy!)
3. Johnson’s been covering weather for WATE for the last 12 years and, as she wrote on Facebook, she’s more concerned with delivering an accurate forecast than what people think of her “bust.”
4. She captioned the letter with a pretty epic smackdown and has received a ton of support online for it:
I like my dresses. I feel good about my appearance. I am always covered, dressed modestly and professionally. Yet, she mentions that I am a great meteorologist! And she also says I get “no compliments”? Does the fact that I bring an accurate forecast mean nothing? I was a straight A student. If I had known being on People’s list of “best dressed” mattered more than an accurate forecast, I could’ve saved a ton of money on that meteorology degree.