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Pregnant Global TV meteorologist deals with the haters

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March 28, 2015 - 7:27 PM

If you watch any of the Global B.C. channels, you’ll have seen the Vancouver-based newscast featuring meteorologist Kristi Gordon.

Gordon and her fellow anchors Robin Stickley and Squire Barnes did a segment on Thursday, March 27 to discuss the hate she has been getting online for, well, being pregnant and on TV.

Gordon read some of the comments on News Hour Plus and went on to discuss the issue with her two coworkers. You can check out the video below.

When Gordon revealed to the audience in January she was expecting her second child she said she was nervous.

“I thought it would only be a matter of time before the negative emails would start coming in,” Gordon says in an open letter posted to the TV station’s website. “Last time when I was pregnant and slowly growing, I received emails telling me to ‘cover up’, ‘be more professional’, ‘not wear horizontal stripes’, and how irresponsible I was to be wearing high heels.”

Gordon goes on to say negative comments are “just part of the gig” and you have to “shrug it off and move on otherwise you’ll never survive.”

Here are a couple of the comments she read on the air:

“Buy some decent clothes and have more respect for the unborn child, you’re not the first pregnant woman. OMG.”

“Nowhere on North America TV have we seen a weather reader so gross as you. Your front end looks like the Hindenburg and rear end a brick s**t house. We now turn off Global. Cover up or take time off.”

Gordon also points out men on TV are not scrutinized in the same way.

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