Memphis TV News Anchor Calls Out Stranger Who Body-Shamed Her on the Street

Nina Harrelson has a message for the person who told her she looks “mighty big on TV”

Memphis news anchor Nina Harrelson says she was approached by a viewer who told her she looks “mighty big on TV,” so now she has a message for him and everyone else: “Journalists are not models.”

The WREG anchor used her public Facebook page Sunday to make a few points after the encounter, writing, “I can assure you, none of us want to hear your opinions on our bodies.”

In all caps, she added, “WE ARE NOT YOUR EYE CANDY.”

Her post went viral, garnering views and shares, which brought with them more critique. In response, Harrelson has been uploading videos of herself eating pizza and encouraging fans to “eat whatever the hell makes you happy.”

“I never expected this kind of response when I posted about this encounter earlier today, but if it makes even one person think twice about the things they say — or type — to women in the public eye, then I’m glad I called it out,” she mused later on Sunday. “If you know me, though, you know that’s just how I roll.”

Harrelson, who joined the network in 2016, wrote she’s “happy to represent women of all shapes and sizes — whether you’re in the public eye or not.”


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