When US news anchor Laura Warren checked her voicemail before going to air, she was hoping for a hot, last-minute tip from a viewer.
Instead the caller berated her, called “disgusting”, told her outfits were too tight across her pregnant belly.
“Please go to Target and buy some decent maternity clothes so you don’t walk around looking like you got a watermelon strapped under your too tight outfits,” the woman said. “Target’s got a great line of maternity clothes in case you’ve never heard of such a thing. You’re getting to where you’re being disgusting on the TV.”
Warren, who is 22 weeks pregnant with her first child, shared a recording of the message via her blog, in which she says she was left rattled by the experience.
Recalling the thoughts that ran through her head in the moments afterwards, the normally “thick-skinned” WRDW-TV journalist wrote, “Does she know this is 2017? WHY DID SHE CALL ME?! And, why can I not stop thinking about this?!”