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US anchor Jennifer Livingston 'bully message' goes viral

4 October 2012 Last updated at 12:34 BST

A video message from US local news anchor Jennifer Livingston responding to a viewer who said she was obese has gone viral online.

In her broadcast from La Crosse, Wisconsin, Ms Livingston urged young people struggling with their weight, skin colour or sexuality not to let their sense of self-worth be "defined by bullies".

Last week, Ms Livingston had received an email from a viewer who wrote, "obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make", and suggested she was not a good role model for young girls.

Footage from WBKT-TV.