LA CROSSE (WKOW) -- A La Crosse TV news anchor says she hopes more people take a stand against bullying after her personal response to a viewer made national headlines.
Jennifer Livingston from WKBT-TV got an email from a local viewer complaining about her weight and not being a "suitable example" for the community's young people. She responded on-air, calling him a bully and saying this email crossed the line.
On Wednesday, Livingston and her husband Mike Thompson, also a news anchor at the station, told "Good Morning America" that bullying is something that needs to be addressed more often and talked about more with kids, especially.
"You would never say
the majority of the things you see on the Internet to someone's face and that's
what it's about," Livingston said. "Just because you're not saying it to their face, you have this
anonymity, doesn't make it okay to say. And we need to make sure that we tell
our children that."
Livingston took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon, talking with people across the U.S. She thanked them for their support and says she wants to keep the bullying conversation going. Livingston also tweeted Ellen DeGeneres invited her on the show to talk about bullying. You can check out the show next Tuesday on WKOW.
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