NABJ Denounces Cyberbullying and Body Shaming Journalists Face
TV journalist Demetria Obilor was a recent victim of online harassment
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 6, 2017) — The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is appalled at the insensitive and hateful social media posts recently leveled toward traffic reporter Demetria Obilor of WFAA-TV in Dallas. While many have shared messages of support, Obilor has been the target of negative social media posts that criticize her hair, looks and attire. One viewer, expressing her displeasure, even called for a boycott of the station.
Obilor herself posted a video response. “When you look a little different people think it’s okay to talk to you a little different,” she said.