A news reporter from Augusta, Georgia has lashed out at one of her viewers for body-shaming her.
Laura Warren, who works for news channel WRDW, has written a blog post firing back at a viewer who called her just to body shame her.
The 27-year-old anchor posted the voicemail on her blog– Bump, Baby, and Breaking News – where a woman can be heard asking Warren to buy "decent" clothes.
"Please go to Target and buy some decent maternity clothes so you don't walk around looking like you got a watermelon strapped under your too tight outfits," the caller had said in the mail.
"Target's got a great line of maternity clothes in case you've never heard of such a thing. You're getting to where you're being disgusting on the TV."
The news anchor replied in her post, "Do I really look disgusting? What outfit is she talking about? Why did she call on Friday, I wasn't even working Friday....did she boil over this all week and wait until I was off to leave me a voicemail? Oh crap, am I tearing up at my desk? NOT here. And, NOT over this."
"Does she know this is 2017? WHY DID SHE CALL ME?! And, why can I not stop thinking about this?!" Warren added, explaining how the voicemail had initially tore her apart and left her upset for days.
However, Warren said she is not bothered by the negative comment. "I think instead of letting this lady get me down, I'm just going to turn her negative energy into positive energy," she wrote in her post.
"I'm going to say as many nice things as I can to as many people as I can, and I'm going to do it in a dress that fits these beautiful new curves with my 'watermelon' stomach showing," she continued.
Warren also said that her well-wishers helped her get out of the grief. "The majority of people have said, 'Don't give that woman a second thought, and keep on being you.' And, they're right," she told ABC News.
"But, part of the reason I wrote that blog is to get a discussion going about how easy it is for us all to hang on and dwell on that one negative comment, instead of a whole sea of positive ones," Warren said, adding she was going to keep wearing dresses that fit her new "beautiful new curves with my 'watermelon' stomach showing".