Traffic reporter responds to haters: 'This is how I was born.'

'Some people have a problem with my shape and the way that I look on television. Just taking a moment to address that and show love to all of the ppl who show love to me. Including Chance The Rapper! You all are appreciated'

Demetria Obilor, a traffic reporter at our Dallas sister station WFAA, responds after a Facebook post that attacked her style went viral.

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Hey everyone!

OK, so I'm waking up from my Friday nap, right? Apparently to some controversy... but a whole lotta love.

The controversy is coming from people who aren't too happy with the way that I look on television, saying, “Oh her body is too big for that dress or she's too curvy or her hair is unprofessional. It's crazy. We don't like it.”

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.

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. And I'm on TV, I can't clap back how I wanna 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, stand next to me and say, “You know what Demetria, you don't have to put up with this.” And I love you for that.

Shout out to Chance the Rapper for taking this right to his Twitter page and putting the spotlight on the negativity because we don't have to put up with this, alright? And we're not going to.

So, just once again, everybody know that I love you. I appreciate you and we're in this together.

© 2017 WFAA-TV


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