Knoxville meteorologist sounds off after viewer criticizes wardrobe

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When you're in the public eye, people often think they're entitled to give you unsolicited advice about your appearance. A Tennessee meteorologist took exception to that last week.

Julya Johnson is sounding off politely after a viewer made some suggestions about improving her wardrobe.

WATE's Julya Johnson posted this letter on her Facebook page:



This was Johnson's response:

"So, it's not fun to wake up to things like this. No return address was left, so I'll address it here. I will never, ever be able to please everyone with my appearance. It's not possible. I have tried for 12 years on-air to do that. I have "changed my appearance" to try to please people before. It never works. So, I please myself. I like my dresses. I feel good about my appearance. I am always covered, dressed modestly and professionally. Yet, she mentions that I am a great meteorologist! And she also says I get "no compliments"? Does the fact that I bring an accurate forecast mean nothing? I was a straight A student. If I had known being on People's list of "best dressed" mattered more than an accurate forecast, I could've saved a ton of money on that meteorology degree.

Don't do this, people. Just don't. It's very rude. That's my opinion, and it is as valuable as anyone else's opinion.

Thank you."