A female meteorologist from Los Angeles-area TV station KTLA was doing the weather routine we've all seen a million times this weekend when, out of the blue (or more accurately, her left) a male colleague handed her a sweater. On air.
"You want me to put this on?" asked Liberte Chan, somewhat stunned. "Why, because it's cold?" Nope. Apparently, viewers were commenting on her appearance. As her co-worker put it, "We're getting a lot of emails."
She gamely put on the sweater (which looked worse, by the way, and only made what would've been a fleeting, inconsequential moment incredibly awkward) and joked that it made her look like a librarian. See how it went down in the clip below.
Apart from the inexplicable decision to wear a black evening dress perhaps more appropriate for a cocktail party than the morning weather, do you see anything wrong here? There's no sign of a nip slip, and her look could hardly be considered revealing.
Chan later tweeted that she put on the sparkly number because her first choice didn't work correctly on camera: a partially green dress on a green screen will look invisible on TV. And while the decision to change was supposedly because some viewers made comments, feedback to her tweets about the matter were overwhelmingly supportive.
@libertechan should of walked off the set when they handed you that sweater— Lando (@LtwoP) May 15, 2016
What do you think? Was her being told to cover up justified, or a storm of sexism playing out in real time?