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Video: Weather Reporter Given Sweater On-Air After Complaints About Her Dress
KTLA weather reporter Liberté Chan was in the middle of a report on Saturday morning when she was handed a grey cardigan live on the air.
"You want me to put this on? Why? 'Cause it's cold?" she asked, as she put on the sweater. "We're getting a lot of emails," says her colleague Chris Burrous, off-camera. Apparently, some viewers had a problem with Chan showing off her bare arms, live on TV.
"Totally inappropriate... [it] looks like she didn't make it home from her cocktail party last night," wrote in one KTLA viewer who thought Chan's black dress was the worst thing to happen to them yesterday morning. "This was a display of very poor judgment," wrote another, who found it worth their time to be outraged over something so benign.
Crazy how a woman can be as smart and as accomplished as Chan and wear spaghetti straps!
Chan later posted a video of Borrous reading some of the emails:
While this writer does not agree with anyone who bothered to file a complaint about Chan's dress, I do agree with the viewer who noted, "handing her the sweater during her report was also in very poor taste."
Later in the video Chan explains that the dress she wore earlier that morning "did not work" and said on Twitter that it "keyed out" on the green-screen that weather reporters typically work in front of.
It's too bad such a big brouhaha was made over something so harmless. She was pretty excited about her outfit, unaware of the minor controversy it would stir up.
Chan was previously the victim of a much more amusing wardrobe malfunction in February when she didn't realize the seafoam green dress she wore would actually key-out:
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