Ginger Zee Responds To Comment About Her Weight – On Tuesday, Ginger Zee posted a video on Twitter before going on the ABC News stage. The video showed her dressed down, and then jumping into a striped dress and strappy high-heeled sandals.
Ginger Zee Responds To Comment About Her Weight:
Good Morning America’s chief meteorologist Ginger Zee fired back at a Twitter user, who left a nasty comment about her weight on Monday.
The comment came in response to a playful video of herself going from dressed down in a pair of ripped jeans to a glamorous striped dress and cobalt blue pumps in her dressing room.
‘Wish Hollywood would stop putting pressure on women to be this skinny,’ the troll wrote under the footage.
Choosing to defend herself, Zee, who has been open about her past with eating disorders, replied: ‘Hmmm I rarely get called skinny (athletic more often) —have a BMI of around 21 — I would think this is about right for me.)’
She continued: ‘I’ve weighed the same (barring pregnancy) for almost two decades. Definitely not Hollywood.’
Zee has been open about how comments criticizing her weight can trigger her after previously battling an eating disorder in her adolescence.
Good Morning America’s Ginger Zee Hits Back At Twitter Troll Who Called Her Too Skinny:
Last year after some viewers speculated the star was pregnant on Twitter, Zee explained how the suggestion that she had a baby bump was hurtful and preyed on her mind as someone who has battled anorexia.
‘Wish it didn’t affect me but I’ll probably be even harder on myself,’ she explained in a tweet.
‘Anorexia is a difficult disease but I am recovered and these types of comments make me rely heavily on my therapy and self confidence I’ve been working on for years.’
Zee added: ‘I wish I didn’t have that seed of anorexia that still tells me lies — I’m constantly keeping it muted but this challenges me.’
Back in 2016, Zee went public with her history of an eating disorder while a contestant on the ABC reality show Dancing With The Stars.
In an essay she wrote for ABC News, she revealed she had struggled with anorexia from the age of 10 into her early teens and that it was so bad, her mom ‘was scared she was going to lose a daughter.’
‘I didn’t choose to get anorexia. I may have made some childhood-like choices to try to control something. ‘I know what I’ll do, I’ll just not eat’.
‘That was the initial point, but then it spiraled and became a disease — not a choice by any means. It was a horrendous spiral that could have taken my life,’ she wrote. ‘
‘I want anyone suffering with this terrible disease to know that they are not alone,’ she said. ‘I hope this can start a conversation for someone who is struggling right now. That would be huge. That would make me feel like this is worth sharing.’
Zee credits her father as the counselor who strived to make sure that she recovered.
‘My step-father is a saint. He came into our lives and he taught me about nutrition and self-love and once I started to learn about taking calories in and working calories off, then I got obsessed with working out,’ she says. ‘Everybody goes through those stages. He helped me to get out of that moment in my life.’
When asked about what advice she would tell her teen self, Zee said nothing but positive things and affirmations.
‘Just realize that there is such a bright life ahead and you don’t have to torture yourself,’ she said. ‘You can beat this.’