Photo of News Anchor's Fat-Shaming Bully Reveals He's a Bigger Jerk Than We Thought (VIDEO)

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jennifer livingston wkbtIt was only a matter of time before people tracked down photos of WKBT anchor Jennifer Livingston's fat-shaming bully Kenneth Krause and started commenting on his physical appearance. Because, really, where does the guy get off calling gorgeous Jennifer Livingston "obese" and accusing her of being a poor role model, especially to young girls? What's he look like -- a frickin' Olympian?!

Well ... apparently, yeah, according to one Facebook pic of Krause floating around, the guy's definitely fit. But that in no way, shape, or form excuses anything he said the first go 'round or the second time -- in which he proved he was unrepentant about his cruelty -- to the working mom of three.

It's one thing if Krause personally wants to be a gym rat, do triathlons, bench press 10,000 pounds, live on wheatgrass shots, or whatever. And it's also one thing if Krause personally has the genetic make-up to do those things and see visible results in the mirror and on the scale. But he clearly crossed the line when he attacked Livingston and made it clear he assumes everyone ought to be -- and COULD be -- just like him. When he made it apparent that he thinks other people can and should do what he does and look just like him. Hmmm. If we were talking about skin color or religion, the obvious word for someone who feels that way would be: Bigot.

Call him what you will, but Krause is obviously intolerant of anyone who hasn't adopted his fitness freak lifestyle. And it's totally deranged. It's like he can't wrap his thick skull around the idea that not only does overweight not necessarily mean unhealthy and that "fat and fit" isn't an oxymoron, but that every body is unique, people all have different kinds of health challenges.

You don't need to have been brainwashed by SlimQuick ads to know women lose and gain weight differently/more slowly than men. You shouldn't have to be an M.D. to realize there are a bevy of hormonal and other health challenges that hold up metabolic processes and cause weight gain or stall weight loss. Toxins -- not just high fat or simple carbs! -- in our diet can act as a roadblock to weight loss. Thanks to other environmental issues, many women have PCOS, which affects weight. And let me tell you -- suffering from hypothyroidism is no joke or something quickly fixed by Jenny Craig!

The bottom-line: Kenneth Krause may know what works for him to stay in shape, but he's clearly clueless about the big picture. He's not a certified nutritionist, physical trainer, or physician. He's a professional big mouth personal injury lawyer who obviously needs to keep his opinions to himself when it comes to anyone else's well-being or weight.

Thoughts on Kenneth Krause's appearance? Do you agree he has a bigoted perspective on weight?

 

 

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linzemae linzemae

I don't think she looks overweight at all. It's nice to see someone on tv that is normal looking. And yes, overweight doesn't mean unhealthy. I'm technically obese for my height. I do zumba 3 times a week and kickbox once a week and lift once a week. It's really hard for me to drop fat

nonmember avatar Arlene

So the way to teach thus bully a lesson is by having everyone gang up on him and bully him right? Hypocrites. The best thing that anchor could've done is ignored it and gone on with her life. It was blown way out of proportion and honestly he wasn't even a big bully about it. It's not like he called her names. She threw a fit and made it a bigger deal than it is.

nonmember avatar Krelia

She doesn't look overweight to you? You must have a skewed view of what overweight is. As far as Kenneth, I still say he was tactful and mature in his letters to this anchor that she blew out of proportion. If that is him, he clearly stays active and wants to help (Even by his second email offering to provide help to her if she wants to get in shape). This whole thing was far from what Bullying truly is and what our kids actually have to suffer through in their schools.

nonmember avatar Sarah.S.

This guy did not have the right to write that email. Who does he think he is? Commenting on her weight and appearance was completely wrong because it had nothing to do with him. If he didn't want to watch her, well he could have shut off the tv and gone out and rode his bike some more.

Writing that second email was even more insulting. Again, how is it any of his business whether she works out? He decided that he knew what was best for her and wanted to have a say in someone else's life.

Sorry idiotic dude, you don't get a say and you don't have the right to write those stupid emails.

I am glad she made it public, he deserves to have everyone know what a huge douche bag he is.

JAFE JAFE

I don't feel one email means you're being bullied. Bullying is a very serious thing and I feel this makes it less so.We will lose the ground we've gained on the bullying issue with silly stories like this.

nonmember avatar shelly

An email a person doesn't like is NOT bullying. Not AT ALL. I hate (and I do mean hate) that a person will get scewered for saying an obese person...is gasp...OBESE!! Yea, he lacked tact. He probably would have been attacked noe matter when, or how he said it. That's a problem. She was NOT bullied, people. I think anyone who has actually been bullied, would find that maddening.

zandh... zandhmom2

The word "bully" gets thrown away way too much these days.  I actually believe that she made more out of this than she should have.  I'm overweight and if someone told me I was setting a bad example for my kids, I would be hurt at first and then realize that they were only speaking the truth.  Sometimes honesty is painful but I bet that because of this she will lose a few pounds which could only be good for her.

nonmember avatar John

Well, she is in a job that puts her in the public "eye". She and any person"eye" in a position that puts you in front of a camera (or similar media, print, elected official, etc.) Can expect at some point to receive good/bad comments (freedom of speech). Any backlash to those comments that he chose to make are well deserved. She stood up for herself and will be better for it. He on the other hand just revealed the proof to the old saying about judging a book by it's cover. His cover doesn't reveal the ugliness on the inside and apparent need to put others down to feel good. He obviously saw a weak person. Ha, ha she turn out to be strong. One would think that lawyer who needs clients (big, small, fat, skinny, etc) would have shown better judgement.

nonmember avatar John

Well, she is in a job that puts her in the public "eye". She and any person"eye" in a position that puts you in front of a camera (or similar media, print, elected official, etc.) Can expect at some point to receive good/bad comments (freedom of speech). Any backlash to those comments that he chose to make are well deserved. She stood up for herself and will be better for it. He on the other hand just revealed the proof to the old saying about judging a book by it's cover. His cover doesn't reveal the ugliness on the inside and apparent need to put others down to feel good. He obviously saw a weak person. Ha, ha she turn out to be strong. One would think that lawyer who needs clients (big, small, fat, skinny, etc) would have shown better judgement.

jkp-buff jkp-buff

If you pointed out to a smoker that smoking was unhealthy and a bad example for others, would that make you a "Bigot" and a bully? Social pressure and intolerance of smoking has lowered the number of people who smoke, which is a good outcome for everyone, including the former smokers. And yet, people who want to smoke still have that choice, even if it's not acceptable by most people's standards.


Obesity is a huge health problem in this country. Shouldn't we as a society push back against obesity rather than just accept it? People still have the choice to remain overweight, just as smokers still have the choice to continue smoking. But as a culture we don't have to approve of that choice.


And to all the people who say you can be overweight and still healthy, I will say that there are also a lot of smokers who smoke and are still healthy for now. If they continue to smoke, they will eventually suffer the health consequences. People who are overweight can be healthy for now, but if they continue to remain overweight they too will eventually suffer the health consequences.

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