Local TV Station Asks Meterologist to Cover Up Live On-Air After People Allegedly Complained About Her Bare Shoulders

A local TV station is feeling the chill after meteorologist Liberté Chan was asked to cover up in the middle of her morning weather forecast on Saturday.

KTLA’s Liberté Chan initially changed out of her original outfit because it got “keyed out” – or rather, didn’t work well with the green screen and the weather report colors. She changed into a black tank dress, writing on Twitter, “Even if it’s early in the AM, can’t beat a black beaded dress.” However, apparently her new glamorous look didn’t go over well, leading to Weekend Anchor Chris Burrous to hand her a sweater in the middle of her weather report.

“You want me to put this on,” Chan asked while slipping into the sweater. “Why? Because it’s cold?”

“We’re getting a lot of emails,” Burrous said.

“WHAT? Really,” Chan asked.

The meteorologist later posted the video to her Facebook page, writing, “Apparently, some viewers think my dress is too revealing.”

The video quickly went viral, with users on Twitter criticizing the situation and dubbing it #SweaterGate.

#sweatergate Weird that in 2016 people would freek out about the dress a weather meteorologist wears https://t.co/WnvWNwBJTY via @TheCut

— Jim (@JMorril2) May 15, 2016

SWEATER. GET ME A SWEATER. YOU CAN SEE HER NAKED SHOULDERS AND EMAILS WILL BE ARRIVING. #SweaterGatehttps://t.co/Q1egMxqPH2

— Femmes Unafraid (@FemmesUnafraid) May 15, 2016

Weather lady concern trolling – is now a thing #sweatergate

https://t.co/4bImFpY6sM

— Marie Myung-Ok Lee (@MarieMyungOkLee) May 15, 2016

#SweaterGate reax. https://t.co/GBe8bUg3BV

— Michael Benny (@MichaelBenny) May 15, 2016

While many people criticized KTLA, at least one user thought that their on-air sweater-handing was done as a joking response to those who had complained about Chan’s bare shoulders.

I find @KTLA‘s response to #sweatergate refreshing. The sweater was a jab at complainers, and done in good humor. https://t.co/8Fht6vqzVf

— Joe (@htown_Joe) May 15, 2016

For what it’s worth, for her Sunday report, Chan wore a sleeveless purple shell dress – with no sweater.

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