Springfield Anchor Stands Up to Cyberbully Who Called Her Fat

By Kevin Eck 

In October we shared the story of WICS anchor Stacey Skrysak who lost two of of her three triplets at birth.

Now Skrysak is standing up to cyberbullies who, she says, called her fat after she did a story teaching families to cook healthy meals.

Skrysak says on her blog that a viewer commented on the story by writing, “She looks like she eats healthy,” along with an emoticon to show sarcasm.


“While he didn’t flat out tell me, ‘You are fat,’ he implied it, and it’s not the first time I’ve heard that,” Skrysak wrote on Her View From Home. “People get creative when they want to criticize, using words like ‘lumpy’ to describe my figure. Instead of the word ugly, I’ve been told that I have ‘below average looks.'”

She says she wants to be an example for her daughter.

So how do I make sure Peyton grows up full of confidence? I simply show her. By loving myself and every curve and dent, I’m showing her self-confidence. In the past 5 years, I’ve endured several surgeries, carried triplets, and recovered after nearly dying following the birth of my children. I’d say my body is pretty amazing! It may not be perfect, but I’m comfortable in my own skin and I want my daughter to see that. Every morning as we brush our teeth, I hold Peyton in front of the mirror. We look at our reflections and Peyton smiles as I tell her she’s beautiful. It’s never too early to start teaching our children to love themselves.