The traffic reporter who was bashed for her curvy frame has been sent clothes by Mary Jane herself: actress Gabrielle Union. The body-positive star made good on her promise to send Dallas resident Demetria Obilor items from her New York & Company collection.
“Feeling like Miss Mary Jane herself!😍” Obilor wrote on Instagram Monday, Nov. 20, referring to Union’s “Being Mary Jane” character. “Thank you so much!💋.”
The fashionable gift comes after Obilor shot back at a Facebook commenter who wrote she was, “a size 16/18 woman in a size six dress and she looks ridiculous.”
“This is the way that I’m built,” Obilor said on a Friday, Nov. 3 Twitter video. “This is the way I was born. I’m not going anywhere, so if you don’t like it, you have your options.”
Days later, Union said the anchor was “the real-life Mary Jane…A go-getter news anchor who dresses DOPE and doesn’t give a s— what everyone else thinks.”
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After telling Obilor to keep doing what she does, Union said she’d send her “a bunch of pieces from my New York & Company collection and some credit for extra pieces since Obilor slays everything she wears.”
Sending love, light and support to Dallas News Anchor Demetria Obilor who was recently body shamed online. YOU are the real life Mary Jane… A go-getter news anchor who dresses DOPE and doesn’t give a s*** what everyone else thinks. Keep on kicking ass and taking names queen. We love you just the way you are! And since you slay everything you wear, I’m sending you a bunch of pieces from my @nyandcompany collection and some credit for extra pieces!
Obilor has gained lots of support for embracing her looks but throughout her career, she’s been plastered in the headlines because of haters. Before a Facebook user shamed her over her body, Obilor was dissed for rocking her natural hair.
But Obilor took it in stride, saying she encouraged high schoolers who visited her former Las Vegas station “to get ready for racist interactions” such as those.
Her positive outlook is now a staple of her social media as she continues to rise above the negativity.