WMUR Viewers Defend Meteorologist Hayley LaPoint In Response To A Hurtful Email
Being on TV and putting yourself out there on a public forum every single say is extremely brave.
In this day and age, social media makes it extra easy for internet trolls to hide behind their keyboards and say hurtful, terrible things to people who they would NEVER have the gall to say to in person.
Why do they do this? I think there are a few reasons. A big one is that by bringing someone else down publicly it makes them feel better about themselves and powerful on some level. I also think they forget that these people on TV are actual PEOPLE. They have feelings and families, and bills and all of the things everyday people have.
Hayley LaPoint is a meteorologist on WMUR and received this email a few days ago. She decided to share it with her viewers on her Facebook page. The post has since been removed. It said something along the lines of:
"HAYLEY LAPOINT NEEDS TO GO. SHE'S UGLY AND SHE SUCKS."
Not only is Hayley beautiful, but more importantly she is hard working and fantastic at her job. She is a wonderful role model for young girls in our great state of New Hampshire. I have one word for anyone who fails to recognize that: hateful.
WMUR viewers came to Hayley's rescue on her Facebook page. The positive comments continue to flow in. Last I checked, there were almost 650!
Hopefully, Hayley does not spend another second worrying about this hater; but as you can imagine, that is easier said than done.