This story now
IN People ON
The reporter was left completely bemused by the sudden interruption and went speechless for some time.
After a brief discussion with two of her co-anchors, Chris Burrous, and Lynette Romero, she was interrupted and asked to cover herself up. She was completely confused and asked, "What's going on? You want me to put this on? Why? Cause it's cold?", when someone off the camera replied, "We're getting a lot of emails".
As Chan got into the grey sweater, "I look like a librarian now.", Chan exclaimed. Burrous then continued with,"Everyone's got an opinion about your dress this morning," to which Chan explained how the other dress didn't work, so she had to go with the backup dress.
The comment section was overflowing with an overwhelming support for her, most of the people agreed that the issue could have been handled off-air and everything that happened on-air was uncalled for.
Lynette Romero, one of the anchors of KTLA, helped her out by making a remark about Burrous' pants cutting through the tension a little bit.
The flight attendant and author Heather Poole live tweeted the event, she took a stand for Chan and condemned the TV station for their sexist gesture.
Chan tied the sweater in a really presentable manner and continued with her report with full on confidence. Later she also apologized and said, "I'm sorry if I was inappropriate, Tomorrow I better knock it out of the park, I better make everybody happy, I need to go shopping. This is a lot of pressure."
The way she handled the whole situation is really remarkable. But if the matter was solved off-air a lot of humiliation could have been avoided.