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Traffic Reporter mocked for her Looks Hits Back with Positivity & the Internet is Loving It!

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Demetria Obilor

Demetria Obilor had only spent 2 weeks in her new job as a traffic reporter for a Dallas TV station when a Facebook user – one of the station’s viewers – began body-shaming her.

The user shared a photo of the reporter on her page, saying that she “looks ridiculous”.

“She’s a 16/18 woman in a size 6 dress and looks ridiculous,” she said, adding that she’ll no longer watch the news channel.

It wasn’t until a Twitter user @fabfreshandfly shared a screenshot of the statement, with him and Chance the Rapper taking a stand against it, that it went viral.

Demetria, 26, who had been a traffic reporter in Las Vegas with 4 years in the profession, made a video reply filled with positivity and appreciation for those who are standing by her.

Speaking to NBC News, Demetria said: “I’m not a 16/18, but even if I was, for you to try to call out my size like that to hurt me or discriminate against me, I’m not for that.”

She added: “When you get older and you’re in the news people warn you that, ‘Hey, you’re going to be under a harsh lens. People are going to critique you, people are going to say mean things about you’.”

“It’s not about my unhurt feelings,” she said. “It’s about what’s acceptable in society and how we, as people in the media, we have to make things right.”

It is however, not the first time she has been attacked for her looks. See one below:

Social media users are showing support to the Demetria and we applaud how she kept things positive.

Photo Credit: Instagram – @demetriaobilor

17 Comments

  1. Stephen Ron Wells

    November 5, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Love you babe
    Your everything
    Godbless

  2. Lifeisbeautiful

    November 5, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    She is beautiful!

  3. Moi

    November 5, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    People are sick! This girl is beautiful!!!!!!

  4. Biker Chic

    November 5, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    She is gorg’. There is some Nigerian there! Ahaan, we like claiming (In my Nigerian/American Accent)

  5. Olapeju

    November 5, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    She’s so beautiful. How can anyone even hate on her. Meanwhile BN, I think she’s Nigerian o. Her brother’s name is Uzoma Obilor. Oya get more info on her let’s famz… Lol

    • A

      November 6, 2017 at 8:57 am

      Don’t think,she is. She is Igbo and you will see it on her page. Her brothers are Uzoma,Ikenna and Kelechi. Her mom is White.

  6. A

    November 6, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Some of these Whites really are a jealous lot. There isn’t any spice to their existence hence they want everyone to be as bland as they are. Get a life granny Jan. Don’t be mad because Demetria is too much woman for you.

  7. Tosin

    November 6, 2017 at 9:01 am

    she’s super beautiful and/but that dress is really tight, like i dunno people wear dresses nowadays that are like olympic swimwear. let us kuku naked, more room to breathe.

    • A

      November 6, 2017 at 9:15 am

      The dress is not tight anything. That is the style and cut of the dress. She is very curvy so it’ll show.

    • Mannie

      November 6, 2017 at 10:04 am

      A, Tosin is right. The dress is tight, hence the reason why we see her curves. Let’s stop acting ignorant. She’s beautiful and no one is taking anything from that. The question is, isn’t the dress unprofessional to wear in the workplace?

      Imagine a guy coming to work in a news channel with super tight jeans with the shape of his penis protruding and a shirt so tight he can barely move his hands. It is the same thing; It’s unprofessional.

    • A

      November 8, 2017 at 11:09 am

      Mannie what are you talking about? A full dress in her size is now a problem? Covered to her knees. Is she to apologize for her body type? So she should get a dress a size bigger so she doesn’t seem slutty, as she is trying to please everyone and not herself. Same people will say why is her dress oversize and call her fat. As you can see,she has a jacket on the seat beside her. Which she probably wears when the time comes to be on camera. These pics are from the ones she posted on her IG page. Whatever she wears will show her curves. Her office isn’t complaining. When the devil plays himself, hahaha. Jan has single handedly launched her to the nations. Soon endorsements will start reeling in and bigger Anchor positions.

  8. My Opinion.

    November 6, 2017 at 11:04 am

    The message was lost in its delivery, the cloth the reporter is wearing is tight. like sex appeal tight. She is on a job not on an evening outing. I guess the station likes the way she is dressing as it might get more men and women interested. It will be difficult for a hot blooded male to be thinking about the weather when she is dressed like this. My Opinion.

    • alloy

      November 6, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      you sound like a potential rapist. Women can wear tight clothes abeg, not like her breasts are showing. If she was stick thin like the other white tv anchors it wouldnt be a big deal, but the first reaction when people see black and Latina women is to sexualise them. It’s almost like people cannot see black women as full human beings, but as creatures that exist to please their specific levels of comfort. Nigerians think blaming the victim= logic. Your lack of empathy doesn’t mean you’re being smart, that’s just your wickedness showing.

  9. nene

    November 6, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    “mocked for her looks”? i was expecting to see an ugly picture up there.

  10. Moniker

    November 6, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Damn, she fine for days… Wow

  11. Hmm

    November 6, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Traffic reporter Dementria stopping traffic with her looks, Without Jan, we would not have known who Dementria Obilor is….. Jan is not curvaceous and just jealous. aww!

  12. Abi

    November 6, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Na wa. And I was thinking #bodygoals when I first saw her picture.
    The Jan lady is in pain. No one should drag her too much please.

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