WNDU (South Bend) Weatherman David Harker shared some snail mail, hate mail that he got from a viewer.
It seems that the viewer, who has yet heard of email, doesn’t like that Harker is trying to bring the 3-piece suit back into style.
Harker admits that the females in this business have it so much worse then the guys do and he’s right.
This is what Harker wrote on social media while sharing the letter:
In this business, we tend to receive all types of mail, both electronic and handwritten, good and bad. I can honestly say that I have received my first bit of HANDWRITTEN hate mail in since I have returned to the area. Take time the time to read it, and you will probably find humor in it just like I did.
This post is proof that as an on air broadcaster, I am always in the public eye, and my image can be torn apart just because someone doesn't like the way I speak or the way I dress, which by the way, the 3 piece is making a comeback; this is how I stand out in the market. I can tell you for a fact that other friends in the business, especially females, have it worse off than I do. I can only imagine the hurt that some people feel in my line of work by letters similar to this one that get sent.
Just so you know, I am not hurt by this one bit... in fact, I think it is hilarious that someone would take the time to write a poorly written note, put a stamp on it, and wait for it to be delivered a couple days later. You could have just as easily made a fake email account and send it that way. Glad that I can add this to the scrapbook.
BTW... Up to this message, I have never hear the word 'smarmy' used before, so I had to look it up. For those that don't know, it means 'ingratiating and wheedling in a way that is perceived as insincere or excessive'. I don't go out of my way to make people like me or accept me. I am who I am, whether it be on television or in person, and I would care less what you think of me :D