Individuals who pursue careers involving on-camera appearances are no strangers to facing critical remarks about their physical appearance. This is particularly true in today’s digital age, where the internet has granted global accessibility to everyone, and social media platforms have made it convenient for people to pass judgment from the anonymity of their computer screens.
Even in professions like journalism, as exemplified by Kristen Nicole, such scrutiny is par for the course. However, Kristen was taken aback when viewers contacted her news station to complain about her visible baby bump. Kristen, a “Good Day Chicago” news anchor and a mother-of-one, was expecting another child at the time these complaints surfaced.
One might assume that a successful working mother deserves admiration, especially when she continues to fulfill her professional responsibilities during the later stages of pregnancy. Unfortunately, some individuals always find something negative to say.
AOL reported that Kristen was seated behind a news desk, donning a form-fitting blue dress when viewers began to express their dissatisfaction. Nevertheless, Kristen promptly addressed the criticism through a Facebook post. She clarified that she wore the dress approximately once a month and had no intention of discontinuing this practice simply because of a few detractors.
In her Facebook post, the news anchor wrote, “Allow me to save you some trouble. My email address is ***. However, if you intend to inform me of your offense at the sight of my baby bump, please don’t hold your breath waiting for a response. It won’t be coming. I’ve worn this dress probably once a month, and no one has ever had an issue with it. Wearing it while nearly 8 months pregnant? Shocking, isn’t it? (insert a significant eye roll).”
Kristen went on to address three individuals, Karen, Gene, and Sabrina, who had written to her with complaints. She encouraged them to utilize their time more constructively, suggesting they offer compliments or perform acts of kindness. To those who had sent messages of congratulations and well wishes, she expressed her gratitude, emphasizing that their support motivated her during the final six weeks of her pregnancy. Kristen also shared her excitement about her healthy and comfortable pregnancy, expressing eagerness to welcome her new addition, alongside her husband and son.
It’s worth noting that Kristen received three separate emails from these individuals, Karen, Gene, and Sabrina, all expressing dissatisfaction with her decision to wear the form-fitting blue dress while displaying her baby bump. One of the critics even insinuated that Kristen was wearing a fake baby bump to boost her ratings, while another complained about her choice of maternity attire.