Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Trending News

Kenneth Krause, Man Who Wrote Cruel Letter to Jennifer Livingston About Weight, Releases New Statement

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Oct 03, 2012 03:51 PM EDT

Text Size: A A A

Jennifer livignston
Kenneth Krause, who wrote a letter to Jennifer Livingston, critiquing her weight, continues to stand by his letter.(Photo : Youtube)

Kenneth Krause, the man who wrote a letter to WKBT Anchor Jennifer Livingston, has responded to Livingston's anti-bullying speech. In a recent statement, he doesn't apologize for his critique on her weight. Instead, he stands by his message and continues his judgement

Lacrosse, Wisconsin news anchor Jennifer Livingston received a harsh letter from a viewer named Kenneth Krause. In the letter, Krause makes comments about Livingston's weight.  Livingston tried to forget about the letter, but her husband posted it to the television station's Facebook page on Sept. 28. With an outpouring of support, Livingston decided to publicly address Krause.

Share This Story

She read the letter on live television on Tuesday. It read:

"It's unusual that I see your morning show, but I did so for a very short time today. I was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn't improved for many years. Surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular," the letter read.

"Obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain. I leave you this note hoping that you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle," Krause continued.

Livingston then decided to respond to the issue.  She pointed out the fact that she knows that she is overweight and then defended herself.

"You don't know me. You are not a friend of mine," Livingston said in response. "You are not a part of my family and you have admitted that you don't watch this show, so you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. And I am much more than a number on a scale."

Livingston then related Krause's letter to the issue of bullying. She mentioned how October is National Anti-Bullying Month and how messages like this are taken seriously by children.

"That man's words mean nothing to me. But what really angers me about this is there are children who don't know better, who get e-mails as critical as the one I received -- or in many cases, even worse -- each and every day," she said. "Learn from my experience that the cruel words of one are nothing compared to the shouts of many."

WKBT reached out to Krause for a response to Livingston's on-air editorial. He refused to appear on camera or to reveal details about his age and job, but he did release a statement. He continues to stand by his message in the new statement that reads:

""Given this country's present epidemic of obesity and the many truly horrible diseases related thereto, and considering Jennifer Livingston's fortuitous position in the community, I hope she will finally take advantage of a rare and golden opportunity to influence the health and psychological well-being of Coulee Region by transforming herself for all of her viewers to see over the next year, and, to that end, I would be absolutely pleased to offer Jennifer any advice or support she would be willing to accept."

Krause told the Associated Press that his letter had nothing to do with bullying.

Here is a video of the response read on WKBT:

Here is the original video of Livingston responding to Krause's letter:

 

 

© 2015 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips

European City

Managing a Home Stay on your Travels Abroad

Whether a student or avid traveler, staying with a host family can be an amazing experience with first hand exposure to the culture, language, and food. But, of course there are fears and worries about staying with a family you have never meet, and the host family has them too about letting a stranger into their home. You want this time that you are staying with them to be enjoyable, full of intercultural learning and exchanges.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Young Italian aid workers who have been released.

Italy Denies Paying Ransom To Free Two Young Aid Workers; Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni Says, ‘We Are Against Paying Ransom’

Italy denies paying ransom to free two young aid workers who were held captive for five months in Syria. According to Italy’s foreign minister, Paolo Gentiloni, “We are against paying ransom.”

Kentucky's own Bonnie and Clyde: Dalton Hayes and Cheyenne Phillips.

Kentucky Teens Crime Spree: Youngsters Suspected Of Car Theft Finally Apprehended

Kentucky teens crime spree made the headlines early Sunday morning. These teenage sweethearts were found grabbing some shut-eye inside a stolen pickup truck in Florida.

President Barack Obama

Obama: Paid Family Leave Is A Worker’s Right!

President Obama wants paid family leave to happen.

Berlin Mosque Outspoken Against Paris Attack

Duke Chapel Call To Prayer: Muslim Students At Duke University To Start Weekly Call-To-Prayer, Aid In Restoring Peace?

Duke Chapel Call To Prayer – Muslim students enrolled at the Duke University are set to start a weekly call to prayer. This is the latest according to the announcements made by school officials. Call to prayers will begin on Friday. Will such actions restore the peace between non-Muslims and Muslims in and out of Duke University?

Kim Jong Un

North Korea US Talks: DPRK Promises To Stop Nuclear Tests If Washington Promises To Stop Joint Military Exercises With South Korea

North Korea US talks may or may not happen following the former nation’s renewed bid to sway Washington’s decision after it rejected Pyongyang’s proposal to suspend nuclear tests under the condition that yearly American military drills with South Korea were put off. According to An Myong Hun, if the proposal is accepted, “many things will be possible this year on the Korean peninsula.”

Chris O'Leary shares picture on Twitter.

Passenger Delta: 65-Seater Regional Jet Flies To New York With Only Two Passengers

Passenger Delta flies to New York with only one other person. Today, flights are almost always packed that finding an empty middle seat has become somewhat of a rare luxury.

Memorial grows for 4 men shot in killed in San Francisco shooting Friday night

San Francisco Shooting: 4 Murdered In Hayes Valley, Suspects Still Hunted, Gang Related Shooting?

San Francisco Shooting – Four men were murdered in the upscale Hayes Valley neighborhood Friday night, according to authorities. The victims of the San Francisco shooting who were reportedly shot to death were found shot inside a black 2005 Honda parked near the corner of Page and Laguna streets.

Mass Unity Rallies Held Around The World Following Recent Terrorist Attacks

United States Issues Worldwide Travel Alert: Recent Terror Attacks In Paris And Hostage Taking In Sydney

United States issues worldwide travel alert following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Sydney. This alert comes after the announcement that French police have once again managed to track down and kill three of the hostage takers involved in the attack on Charlie Hebdo.

Major Floods Swamp Metro Detroit Area

Interstate 94 Pileup: Lanes Reopen After Deadly 193-Vehicle Pileup

Interstate 94 Pileup – After the deadly pileup involving more than 100 cars in the Interstate 94 at Michigan, all lanes have now reopened. The lanes have reopened on Sunday, which was two days after the pileup that claimed one life while leaving more than a dozen injured.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2015 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics