Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Kenneth Krause: Another Officious, Busybody, Dimwit Bully!
Jennifer Livingston, above, the delightful, intelligent LaCrosse, Wis. TV anchor who was the recipient of a pompous, patronizing email from a muscle-headed jackass named Kenneth Krause.
Where do these people come from? Out of what subterranean termite holes or rats' nests do they climb out of? You know the ones: Who out of nowhere and for no good reason attack a personality whose looks they despise, or think inferior or unhealthy, and have the chutzpah to deliver their solemn advice on what the person needs to do. Often it comes via email sent to the celeb, or on-air personality, as it has just recently to LaCrosse, Wis. Global TV anchor, Jennifer Livingston. Compliments of an almost never viewer named "Kenneth Krause".
Krause's spiel to Jennifer reads as follows:
"It's unusual that I see your morning show, but I did for a short time today. I was surprised indeed to see your physical condition hasn't improved for many years. Surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. Obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain. I leave you this note hoping you will reconsider your responsiblity as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle."
WTF?! Where does this bozo get off? Where did he get off ? The nearest turnip truck? Does he think Jennifer is related to Dr. Oz or a doctor herself? Has the fool even considered the fact that in nearly 60% of cases, obesity is not a self-choice but predicated on body chemistry, physiology and metabolism? WHO is this asshole? He's a bully, so called by Jennifer, and an assessment with which I concur.
On the TODAY show this morning, Jennifer gave a good account of herself and spelled out how and why this twit is a bully - especially as he hardly ever has occasion to watch her show. But most importantly, because neither appearance or number ought to define any of us!
Jennifer, slammed the moron on-air after in her own words from her initial response on LaCrosse's WKBT:
"The truth is, I am overweight. But to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think I don't know that?
You don't know me ... so you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside and I am much more than a number on a scale."
Bingo! Most important were Jennifer's words to kids who may not possess the intellectual armor and forum that she does - to resist and put down the drive-by bullies. In her own words again:
"To all of the children out there who feel lost, who are struggling with your weight, with the color of your skin, your sexual preference, your disability, even the acne on your face, listen to me right now: Do not let your self-worth be defined by bullies. Learn from my experience, that the cruel words of one are nothing compared to the shouts of many."
Bravo to Jennifer Livingston for taking on this officious turkey and putting him in his place, while giving bullied kids hope.
What we need is for more people like Jennifer to speak out against all the bullies, from wherever they emerge.