After a man posted on ABC News meteorologist Ginger Zee’s Facebook wall and called her “ugly” this morning, Zee replied with a post of her own that put him right back in his place.
A man named Brian Rice took to her wall this morning and wrote, “U are the most ugly weather girl i.v seen on tv don.t smile so much ur ugly”.
Mere minutes later, Zee was ready with the perfect response to Rice’s offensive comment.
“Please get it right… In the ugliest METEOROLOGIST you’ve ever seen. Happy Friday!”
Zee didn’t stop there—she posted a screenshot of the exchange on her page, and accompanied it with another message.
“I love people,” Zee wrote. “Call me ugly all you want—but don’t disrespect me by calling me that other nasty term! I studied too hard & chased too many storms to be called that,”.
Several years ago, Louisiana meteorologist Rhonda Lee found herself the victim of similar ugly comments; in Lee’s case, the viewer pinpointed Lee’s wearing her natural hair on newscast.
Gawker reports that Lee replied with a “biting yet gracious comment”; however, management fired her for not following the company’s social media policy of ignoring criticism at all costs.