Ashlee Baracy has been in the business long enough to know what happens when news anchors and reporters get pregnant.
For a few months now, Baracy has been sharing some of the more absurd comments she’s received and both calling the commenters out and pointing out the absurdity and cruelty of their words on her professional Facebook page. The comments manage to at once be absurd, mean, and pointless. And Baracy hasn’t been shy about discussing that absurdity with her fans.
While the posts have gained wider attention after the Dispatch interviewed her early this week, Baracy’s loyal viewers have been following her pregnancy—and no-holds-barred response to trolls—for months. Bach in March, their support lead to Baracy penning a heartfelt message about how she feels about her changing body, and its one we all need to hear.
“I love my growing body… it’s an outward symbol of the miracle inside me. The bigger it gets the healthier I know my baby is,” she wrote. But her choice to talk openly about any hate she’s received goes beyond just her own body or pregnancy journey.
“If a child hears their parent refer to someone on TV as ‘fat,’ what might the same child think of themselves when they look in the mirror or how will the perceive others and treat them in the future?” she told Today. She also hopes to be an example of confidence for her future child, a son, due in August.
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