This is Kristi Gordon, a chief meteorologist for Global BC News in Canada.
Gordon recently announced on-air that she was expecting her second child, the station reported.
But she had an unusual request.
She asked the viewers to please be nice about what she wore during her pregnancy, because she was criticized during her first pregnancy for her outfits.
"It was horrible last time," she said on the air.
But instead of helping the problem, her plea only made matters worse.
Gordon said in an online segment last week that she has received even more hate mail since she asked viewers to be nice.
So she read some of the letters live on the air.
“Nowhere on North America TV have we seen a weather reader so gross as you," it said. "Your front end looks like the Hindenburg and your rear end looks like a brick [censored] house... We now turn off Global.”
“Buy some decent clothes and have some respect for your unborn child,” another one said. “You’re not the first pregnant woman. OMG.”
Gordon's plea sparked outrage online, and soon viewers began tweeting pictures of their own pregnant stomachs in support.
Some used the hashtag #KushionsforKristy.
After the outpouring of support, Gordon wrote a blog post to thank her haters.
She said that she tried to laugh the letters off, but found herself worrying about her weight.
"I couldn't believe it!" she wrote. "I had let this ridiculous letter get to me."
She said the whole experience has taught her a valuable lesson.
"No matter how rational or confident you are, the mean things people say can have an impact," she said. "The negative thoughts seep in when you don't even realize it. Even a little joking comment could do some damage. Hopefully this can help us all be more aware of our impact on others."