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Viral Video Sparks Conversation on Bullying


LAUREL, Del.- The response by a television news anchor from Wisconsin to a viewer's email has taken over the airwaves nationwide. Jennifer Livingston of WKBT went on air Tuesday to address what she says is bullying by a viewer about her weight. 

In her on-air response, Livingston said this language encourages bullying among children.

"If you are at home and you are talking about the fat news lady, guess what? Your children are probably going to go to school and call someone fat," Livingston said.

Stuart Richardson, a guidance counselor at Laurel Middle School, told WBOC he thinks Livingston's message is important.

"Kids learn from what's modeled to them," Richardson said. "If they have negative things modeled to them, that's what they're going to show when they go out into the world, whether that's school or a neighbor's house."

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