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TV anchor says viewer who criticized her weight is a 'bully'

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A television anchor in western Wisconsin says a man who wrote her an email criticizing her weight is a bully.

Jennifer Livingston responded to the email Tuesday morning during a 4-minute editorial segment on WKBT-TV in La Crosse.  Livingston didn't identify the man, who wrote that he was surprised to see her physical condition hadn't improved for years. He wrote that he hopes she doesn't consider herself a suitable example for young people, especially girls.

"The truth is, I am overweight.  You could call me fat, and yes, even obese on a doctor's chart," she said on the air.  "But, to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think I don't know that...that your cruel words are pointing out something that I don't see?  You know nothing about me...I am much more than a number on a scale."

Livingston told Good Morning America's Elizabeth Vargas, Wednesday, she's angry, but not because someone called her fat -- because he called her a bad role model.

She urged children who get picked on not to let bullies define them.

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