Haters Fat Shame This Pregnant Meteorologist. Her Response Is Epic!

Katie Fehlinger, a local Philadelphia television meteorologist for CBS, recently posted on Facebook to address some negative, and disturbing, remarks that she’s received about her appearance. Katie is currently 35 weeks pregnant, which puts her at the 8 month mark, and is carrying twin girls in her bump.

It seems as though some of the stations viewers are unhappy about her pregnant on-air appearances and have taken to social media to air their hateful opinions.

While many people have shown her love and support, a few trolls have been anything but that. Instead, they left hateful comments, calling her a “sausage in casing,” and one even read “sticking your pregnant abdomen out like that is disgusting.” At first she tried to ignore it, but soon it became too much to just brush aside and she was deeply hurt by the comments.

That’s when Katie decided to deal with these insults head on and on Wednesday morning she posted a response on her personal Facebook page. It has since gone viral and has amassed over 70,000 likes, 5,200 shares, and thousands more people have left comments and messages of encouragement as well.

The response has been overwhelming and mothers-to-be everywhere are sending in pictures of their own baby bumps, to show support and stand in solidarity with Katie. She summed up the national response by saying, “this exploded, because this is the most relatable thing in the world.” Keep reading to see the inspiring words of wisdom she wrote:

A message for the haters…
Hey guys! Once more, I have to get something off my chest. So, the nature of my job makes me an easy target for criticism. I will always understand that, and I will most typically just ignore it. However, after someone blatantly called me a “sausage in casing” and another declared that “sticking your pregnant abdomen out like that is disgusting”, I felt a need to draw a line and speak up.

Everyone’s right to their opinion is important, but so are manners. And while rude comments like these will never make me feel the need to change anything about myself, I find a bigger underlying issue here. These particular nasty-grams were directed at a pregnant woman.

So this little manifesto of sorts is dedicated to every mother out there – other pregnant moms-to-be, moms reading this while their toddlers play on the swing set, moms whose kids have long since gone off to college… You are beautiful.

Even during the most uncomfortable – and let’s face it, less than glamorous – symptoms of pregnancy, what women go through to bring their precious children into the world is, simply put, AMAZING and you should be lauded. Frankly, I don’t care how “terrible” or “inappropriate” anyone thinks I look. I will gladly gain 50 pounds & suffer sleepless, uncomfortable nights if it means upping my chances to deliver 2 healthy baby girls. Now it’s about more than aesthetics. I want these babies to have the best start possible. And that hopefully means my belly that “looks like it’s about to explode!” will continue to grow the next few weeks.

I say let’s raise a Shirley Temple to swollen feet, stretch marks, nausea, all the extra pounds and the dark circles! They’re badges of motherhood. And for those of you who think that’s “disgusting”, remember a woman went through the very same thing to bring YOU into the world.

In the meantime, let’s all remember the lesson Mom taught us – if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all. Source: Facebook

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