Julya Johnson has been a meteorologist with ABC affiliate WATE in Knoxville, Tennessee for 12 years. After more than a decade on TV, she’s learned that it’s impossible to please everybody. Still, she never imagined she’d get such a rude letter as she did from an elderly viewer, which you can see below.
The handwritten note was sent to Julya at the news station. When she received it, she was understandably annoyed. She decided to post it to Facebook along with this response:
So, it’s not fun to wake up to things like this. No return address was left, so I’ll address it here. I will never, ever be able to please everyone with my appearance. It’s not possible. I have tried for 12 years on-air to do that. I have “changed my appearance” to try to please people before. It never works. So, I please myself. I like my dresses. I feel good about my appearance. I am always covered, dressed modestly and professionally. Yet, she mentions that I am a great meteorologist! And she also says I get “no compliments”? Does the fact that I bring an accurate forecast mean nothing? I was a straight A student. If I had known being on People’s list of “best dressed” mattered more than an accurate forecast, I could’ve saved a ton of money on that meteorology degree.
Don’t do this, people. Just don’t. It’s very rude. That’s my opinion, and it is as valuable as anyone else’s opinion.
No word on if the “elderly person” who sent her the fashion advice has a rebuttal to this response. I think it’s safe to say that if they sent the meteorologist a hand-written note, they probably don’t have a Facebook account.
What do you think of Julya’s response to this bit of unsolicited advice? Let us know in the comments section!