Meteorologist Liberte Chan was asked to put on a sweater while on the air during Saturday morning's weather report on Los Angeles' Tribune Broadcasting station KTLA. The incident, which Chan handled with aplomb, was quickly dubbed #Sweatergate on social media.
https://www.facebook.com/LiberteChanKtla5/videos/1135814116463535/ 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
A FEMALE weather presenter was made to wear a cardigan to cover up her arms mid-way through a live broadcast after feedback from viewers that her dress was inappropriate.
A FEMALE weather reporter was forced to cover up her “revealing” party dress live on air following a number of viewer complaints.
US weather presenter Liberte Chan is interrupted by a colleague during a live broadcast and told to put a sweater over her dress, after viewers email the station criticising her inappropriate outfit.
Apart from the inexplicable decision to wear a black evening dress perhaps more appropriate for a cocktail party than the morning weather, do you see anything wrong here? There's no sign of a nip slip, and her look could hardly be considered revealing. Chan later tweeted that she put on the sparkly number because her first choice didn't work correctly on camera: a partially green dress on a green screen will look invisible on TV. [...] while the decision to change was supposedly because some viewers made comments, feedback to her tweets about the matter were overwhelmingly supportive.