Janice Dean is a senior meteorologist for FOX News Channel (FNC) and the morning meteorologist for FNC’s FOX &Friends. She’s been with the network for several years. But she likely was still surprised by a rude comment that she got on her Facebook page.
The comment criticized her for wearing skirts while having “huge” legs.
From Daily Wire:
The viewer wrote:
Dear Janice, please stop allowing fox to dress you in those short skirts. They are not flattering on you. Your (sic) an attractive lady, love the 80’s hair, but your legs are distracting every time you walk on screen.
Another commenter questioned how the first would look on television. The first commenter continued and expanded on her attack.
They are dressing her in mini skirts that make her legs and knees look huge. She is older, and different body type than most of the woman on the show. I’m not a public figure that has a public website for viewers to leave their thoughts and opinions. That is Janice’s job, and her business website. I didn’t seek her out at home and give an unsolicited opinion. If you think it is flattering to her than give her your opinion.
But Dean had the perfect reply that hopefully made the commenter think a little more about her rude comments.
Dean responded saying she was grateful just to be able to use her legs after suffering from multiple sclerosis for ten years.
Fox doesn’t dress me. I dress myself. I’m sorry if you don’t like my legs. I’m grateful I have them to walk with. You’re right. I don’t look like the typical person on TV, and I’m proud to be a size 10. Imagine that! You can always turn the channel if you’re offended by my huge legs. Hope you don’t mind. I may share your post with everyone on my FB page. All the best, Janice.
After still more people came to her defense, Dean said that she was in tears with people’s kindness.
Well, now I’m in tears. Who knew a post sharing something disparaging about my legs would make me feel so good. Thank you all for being so kind. I truly am proud of my big strong legs. One day they may give out on me, but for now they help me walk, stand, jump, kick with the Rockettes and make snow angels. I am blessed. Thank you all for reminding me of that. xo
She also shared a post from one of her former nurses who said, “I LOVE that you stand tall, walk, run, squat, lunge, skip, jump and hop on those legs. You are blessed and a blessing to have STRONG legs!!! Wear skirts proudly and show your STRONG legs!!! Love you my angel.”
Dean said that her legs had always been a ‘sore spot’ but now she was proud of them because, with MS, she could literally lose the ability to walk any day. So she is grateful for them every day of her life.
What an important lesson to share!
Who says that you have to have legs that fit a certain size and shape? Pretty small to be measuring a woman’s legs like that.
And every person has things about him or herself that they don’t like or think are less than perfect.
But how lucky to have the things they, in fact, do have, like functioning legs, when many do not.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]