A television news reporter, who described herself as a 'chunky girl' while braving the wrath of Hurricane Irma, was met with the a reassuring response from her colleague this week.
Sara Sinder, a reporter for CNN, was broadcasting live from Florida when she used her size to demonstrate just how strong the winds were.
She told news anchor, Don Lemon: “What we’re also seeing is a lot of projectiles, you’ve been hearing from everyone that that’s the danger here. The things that cover the lights are flying around. The tops of trash cans flying around.”
“And this wind — I am not a small woman, as you know, Don. I am a chunky girl, and it is blowing me around when the gusts come really, really hard.”
Back in studio, Don wasn't impressed with Sara's self-deprecating comments and as soon as the camera cut back, he offered this advice: “You’re a beautiful woman no matter what size you are. There’s nothing wrong with having a little curve.”
Of course, the clip quickly went viral and it's safe to say Twitter has a bit of a mixed reaction.
While most people praised Don for his response…
Me after seeing that video of the news reporter saying she's a chunky woman and then don lemon saying she's beautiful: pic.twitter.com/vQXbTeHvF1
— Richelle C (@RichelleMTC) September 11, 2017
— Nicole Segnini (@NicoleSegniniS) September 12, 2017
Reporter in Florida:as u know I'm a chunky girl & these winds are moving me
Don Lemon:well regardless of ur size ur beautiful stay safe
— Mariah Cuellar (@mariahmichal) September 11, 2017
— Ingrid (@ingridinDC) September 11, 2017
… some weren't quite on the same page.
@donlemon "I'm chunky" =/= "I'm unattractive"
— Nonsense (@ihave42ofthem) September 12, 2017
— ChristCrusader (@NoTW_4Sure) September 12, 2017
Daily Show host Trevor Noah also criticised the clip saying: “Okay, that was a bit weird because, uh… Don Lemon, that report said nothing about being beautiful… I wished the camera would have cut back to Sara to respond like, ‘Yeah Don, I never said I wasn’t beautiful.’"