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Big Mad: Curvy Dallas Reporter Catches Heat From Critics For Looking Amazing

Fans like Chance The Rapper came to traffic reporter Demetria Obilor's defense after she was criticized for her curvy look. 

Demetria Obilor, a Dallas newcaster with a great sense of fashion, was met with praise over the weekend after being body shamed for her curvy figure.

Obilor previously held it down in Las Vegas as a traffic reporter and recently took her talents to ABC station, WFAA-TV for their morning news slot. Just as the reporter was easing into her new gig, a Facebook user by name of Jan Shedd had to infom the public about the reporter's "ridiculous look."

“Has anyone seen Channel 8’s new morning traffic reporter? Her name is Demetria Obilor & she’s a size 16/18 woman in a size 6 dress and she looks ridiculous,' the deleted post reads. "I understand that when I watch Channel 8 I’m going to get biased reporting and political correctness, but clearly they have taken complete leave of their senses. I’m not going to watch Channel 8 anymore.”

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Red is always my favorite ♥️

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Well I understand that Obilor isn't a size 16/18 and if she was, it shouldn't matter since your size has nothing to do with reporting how bad traffic is on a Monday, but I digress. Shedd's post was immediately met with backlash because of it's misogynistic and ignorant undertones. It also went viral on Twitter with Chance The Rapper laughing at Shedd's critique.

With social media a breeding ground for trolls and unwanted opinions, it's not surprising that a woman of color would catch flack for simply existing in her body. Not to mention Obilor sported the bright red dress as a subtle Halloween costume, but again I digress.

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The Root caught (and provided hilarious insight) into Shedd's response to the backlash, which didn't do much to help the situation. "I recently put up a post about the way a lady on Channel 8 dressed, who happened to be black. Frankly, I didn’t even notice that she was black," she said of her implicit bias. "I was shocked that Channel 8 would put someone on the air that dressed so provocatively. The racist mafia did not appreciate the criticism and now they are harassing me. I just blocked about 50 of them. I will continue to block as time allows. If you happen to notice any of their posts, just ignore them. I don’t know then and they don’t know me."

Obilor also responded to her critics with a dose of class and loving insight.

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"This is the way that I’m built, this is the way that I was born. I’m not going anywhere so if you don’t like it, you have your options," she said. "When you look a little different, people think it’s okay to talk to you a little different. I can’t clap back the way I’d like to but I’m grateful for there’s people I don’t even know that come to my defense and stand up for me. "

Kudos to Obilor and the many other women who enjoy the skin their in.

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On Thursday (Nov. 21), medical authorities responded to an emergency call derived from French Montana's Calabasas home. According to TMZ, the "Shot Caller" rapper began to experience health ailments from nausea to an increased heart rate.

Around 1:30 p.m., the officials arrived at the scene and transported the 35-year-old entertainer to a nearby hospital. Authorities were initially responding to a call about a robbery but it was a false alarm. He then began to experience health ailments that encouraged the authorities to take him to a hospital. Details of his condition are still being kept private. The Bronx-bred, Morocco-born artist has been on the go since the charting success of his 2018 hit "Unforgettable." After filming the song's video in Uganda, Montana was inspired to provide adequate health services for over 300,000 people, AXS reports.

"Health care is kind of a privilege right now but it needs to be a right," he said to CNN. "When it comes to humanity I feel like a lot of people gotta step up to make it better." Montana continued to state the power that artists have the power to make a significant change but shy away from doing so. "I feel like a lot of artists and a lot of actors and people that have a platform like mind don't like to touch them kind of subjects because they real risky."

Happy one year anniversary to my family in Uganda 🇺🇬 cant believe we got so much done in one year !! Thank u for the opportunity💪❤️ !! pic.twitter.com/VBeGRIi6Zg

— French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) March 14, 2018

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Kanye West To Debut ‘Nebuchadnezzar’ Opera At Hollywood Bowl

Kanye West will debut his new opera, Nebuchadnezzar, at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles Sunday (Nov. 24). The opera acts as an expression of the 42-year-old rapper’s “commitment to both his faith and ever-expanding musical palette,” according to West's record label, Def Jam.

Directed by Vanessa Beecroft, Nebuchadnezzar will feature Ye’s Sunday Service Collective, along with singer Peter Collins, and the group Infinity Song.

The production meshes elements of gospel, opera and fine art into an “innovative performance structure,” and is an original adaptation of the biblical story of the Babylonian King from the Book of Daniel. The story, set in 6th century B.C., recounts Nebuchadnezzar’s transition from “wicked, impure, self-declared ruler to a true believer who finds salvation in his faith.”

Nebuchadnezzar is the first large-scale production from West this year, outside of his Sunday Service performances. Last week, the father of four traveled to Houston where he made a guest appearance at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church.

West and the Sunday Service choir also popped up at a Texas jail for an impromptu performance that was attended by around 200 inmates.

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Slick Woods Reveals Skin Cancer Diagnosis

Slick Woods is battling skin cancer. The 23-year-old model revealed that she will undergo chemotherapy treatment in an Instagram post on Tuesday (Nov. 19).

Woods later confirmed to The Shade Room  that she has stage 3 melanoma, and its reportedly spreading. Woods is “fighting for her life,” according to the website.

Stage three melanoma is an advanced form of the skin cancer that can spread from the skin cells to the lymph nodes. As reported by Self.com, a 2016 medical study found that black people are less likely to contract skin cancer, but more likely to be diagnosed in later stages.

Despite the cancer diagnosis, Woods appears to be keeping her spirits up. She shared another message on Instagram this week captioned, “Stop treating me like a victim.”

The Los Angeles native, whose birth name is Simone Thompson, has worked with Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Yeezy and more. She is best known for appearing in numerous fashion campaigns for Rihanna’s ever-expanding Fenty empire, even while pregnant. Woods went into labor shortly after walking in Rihanna's Savage x Fenty fashion show last year.

She welcomed her son, Saphir, in September 2018.

 

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How I feel about chemotherapy, shout out to everyone that gotta go through it #atleastimalreadybald

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Stop treating me like a victim

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