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Black Reporter Speaks Out After Body-Shaming

"I'm not a 16/18, but even if I was, for you to try to call out my size like that to hurt me or discriminate against me, I'm not for that," Demetria Obilor told NBC News

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    A Dallas-based traffic reporter is getting support across social media in the wake of a Facebook post that said she looked "ridiculous" in her clothes.

    Demetria Obilor, a black traffic reporter for WFAA Channel 8 News, was criticized for the way she looked in a red dress.

    "She's a 16/18 woman in a size 6 dress and looks ridiculous," said the post, which has since been taken down.

    "I'm not a 16/18, but even if I was, for you to try to call out my size like that to hurt me or discriminate against me, I'm not for that," Obilor told NBC News.

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    Obilor said an earlier post when she was reporting in Las Vegas had attacked her natural hair style.

    She has since received support from Chance the Rapper and Meghan McCain, among others, in response to the body-shaming.