A truly shameful episode in our nation’s history.
A Los Angeles meteorologist was forced to cover up her strappy black cocktail dress on live TV — causing social media to heat up over what some are calling #sweatergate.
Liberte Chan was in the middle of her Saturday morning weather update for KTLA Saturday when a frumpy gray sweater appeared on the right side of the camera.
“What’s going on? You want me to put this on? Why? Because it’s cold?” Chan asked as she slipped the sweater on over her sparkly Aidan Mattox dress.
“We’re getting a lot of emails,” anchor Chris Burrous quipped back, later claiming that viewers were upset she was wearing a New Year’s Eve-style dress for the broadcast.
“What? Really? I look like a librarian now,” she said, looking slightly confused.
The Twitterverse rained down criticism on the TV station, and Burrous, with many calling the on-screen drama sexist.
“This is so demeaning, why couldn’t they pull her to the side beforehand? Why on cam? Make her feel like that? Dress was fine,” wrote @pinksostuckup.
“Nobody buys your excuse. You humiliated her on air. Shame on you,” @crowsight tweeted.
Burrous apologized for the awkward moment in a response to that tweet, writing, “I completely understand meant in jest but I see how it seemed. I am sorry. I hope you will give me another chance.”
Chan said Sunday during a Facebook Live chat with fans that she was surprised the incident became “this big thing.”
Burrous should have his man card revoked for this episode. When you look this good nobody should ever tell you to cover up.