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WATE Meteorologist Fires Back at Wardrobe Critic: ‘I Was a Straight A Student’

Julya Johnson, a veteran meteorologist at Knoxville ABC affiliate WATE, took to Facebook this morning to respond to an anonymous viewer who wrote her a letter criticizing her appearance.

WATE meteorologist letter

Noting she was choosing to respond publicly because the letter had no return address, Johnson wrote: “I will never, ever be able to please everyone with my appearance. It’s not possible.”

I have “changed my appearance” to try to please people before. It never works. So, I please myself. I like my dresses. I feel good about my appearance. I am always covered, dressed modestly and professionally. Yet, she mentions that I am a great meteorologist!  And she also says I get “no compliments”? Does the fact that I bring an accurate forecast mean nothing? I was a straight A student. If I had known being on People’s list of “best dressed” mattered more than an accurate forecast, I could’ve saved a ton of money on that meteorology degree.

Don’t do this, people. Just don’t. It’s very rude. That’s my opinion, and it is as valuable as anyone else’s opinion.

What do you think of Johnson’s response? Let us know in the comments, or join the conversation on our Facebook page.

[h/t Jim Romenesko]

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