Like all TV news anchors, Janice Dean hears from viewers from time to time. Sometimes–oftentimes–it’s a comment about their appearance.
Recently, a woman named JoAnn commented on Dean’s Facebook page writing, “Dear Janice please stop allowing fox to dress you in those short skirts. They are not flattering on you. Your (sic) an attractive lady, love the 80’s hair, but your legs are distracting every time you walk on screen.”
Fox doesn’t dress me. I dress myself. I’m sorry if you don’t like my legs. I’m grateful I have them to walk with. You’re right. I don’t look like the typical person on TV, and I’m proud to be a size 10. Imagine that! You can always turn the channel if you’re offended by my huge legs. Hope you don’t mind. I may share your post with everyone on my FB page.
All the best, Janice
Dean says the response she got from other folks on Facebook was “overwhelming. The Fox & Friends co-host, who has had multiple sclerosis for 10 years, said she was “bawling my eyes out” when she read this message from her first MS nurse:
Dear Janice, I LOVE those strong legs. I LOVE that you stand tall, walk, run, squat, lunge, skip, jump and hop on those legs. You are blessed and a blessing to have STRONG legs!!! Wear skirts proudly and show your STRONG legs!!!
Love you my angel
Dean went on to say that her “big legs” have always been “a sore spot. But now more than ever I am proud of them. Because with MS, I could lose my ability to walk literally any day. So I’ve learned to be proud of my legs, and am grateful for them every day of my life.”