Pregnant Anchor’s Response To Viewer Who Shamed Her For How She Looks Set The Internet On Fire


Some people are downright cruel. They say hurtful things to others, usually as a result of their own insecurities.

Laura Warren, who is normally a thick-skinned reporter, was recently the result of body shaming. The Augusta, Georgia news anchor is expecting a baby boy in November and she and her husband couldn’t be happier. But one viewer’s rude comments recently struck a nerve with her. The woman left a voicemail that was extremely harsh. Normally Warren is able to brush off rude comments from viewers but she had been particularly vulnerable since she was pregnant and prior to this pregnancy she had a miscarriage at 18 weeks along.

In a scathing voicemail, the woman addressed Warren and said…

“Please go to Target and buy some decent maternity clothes so you don’t walk around looking like you got a watermelon strapped under your too tight outfits,” the woman said in the message.”You’re getting to be where you’re disgusting on the TV.”

Warren is pictured below on air…

Most people are happy for others who are with child and they naturally feel excitement right along with the new mom to be for the journey that is ahead of them, but evidently, this woman had some major issues with pregnancy.

Warren loves her career and thrives in her position as an anchor on the 6 pm and 11 pm newscasts. She has even created a blog called “Bump, Baby and Breaking News,” where she shares the ups and downs of her pregnancy. She has received an outburst of support for her recent body shaming and in a post, she shared the following…

“This is our rainbow baby, and we are so thankful and thrilled!” Warren said. “I think the idea of someone trying to cloud that happiness just really struck a nerve. Some say, don’t take it so personally, but it’s my career. It’s my passion. It’s my blood, sweat, and tears. I’m human, too, and I think sometimes people see on-air personalities every day and forget that we have lives outside of this job. We have families and we have feelings, too. I don’t think anyone would appreciate being called ‘disgusting.”

Being pregnant is part of life and oftentimes people forget that newscasters are normal people and have lives and families. Warren’s story has gone viral because several people, both men, and women, can relate to what it’s like to feel insecure about their bodies. Luckily, 27-year-old Warren has several supporters who are cheering her on…

“Don’t be hiding that belly behind your arms or huge maternity clothes. Enjoy this time! You are gorgeous.”

“You look great. Just remember, you have a lot of positive people who back you. Keep being you and we can’t wait to see the baby!”

Warren isn’t the first on-air personality to be on the receiving end of such harsh criticism. Southern Mississippi Meteorologist, Carrie Duncan spoke out on Facebook after she was called “repulsive” while pregnant.

Telemundo morning show host, Adamari Lopez, had a great response to the trolls who thrive on insulting others…

“I think that when people criticize, they criticize themselves more,” Lopez said.

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