Knoxville meteorologist’s response to viewer goes viral

Knoxville meteorologist's response to viewer goes viral (Image 1)
Knoxville meteorologist's response to viewer goes viral (Image 1)

A Knoxville meteorologist responded to a viewer’s letter about her appearance on-air and the post has gone viral.

Julya Johnson is a meteorologist at ABC’s Knoxville affiliate, WATE-TV.

She replied to the viewer’s letter on her work Facebook page, July 25, because there was no return address.

The letter, dated July 23, compliments Johnson on her weather forecasts, calling her “a great meteorologist.”

However, it quickly changed directions by claiming Johnson doesn’t get compliments on her forecasts and asking her to change her appearance, specifically, the dresses that fit “snuggly under your (bust).”

The letter was signed as “A WATE T.V. Friend.”

Johnson posted an image of the letter and addressed the viewer on her WATE-TV Facebook page saying, in part, “I will never, ever be able to please everyone with my appearance. It’s not possible.”

She went on to say she has tried for 12 years to please people with her looks but, “It never works. So, I please myself.”

Johnson also pointed out that she was a straight A student. “If I had known being on People’s list of ‘Best Dressed’ mattered more than an accurate forecast, I could’ve saved a ton of money on that meteorology degree.”

Johnson ended her response by stating her opinion about the letter and asking others not to do it.

The post has hundreds of comments and likes.

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