Kenneth Krause, the man who attacked local news anchor Jennifer Livingston over her appearance, is standing by his remarks.

Krause sparked outrage when he emailed Livingston, an anchor for WKBT 8 Morning News in La Crosse, Wisconsin, saying she was not a "suitable example" for young girls because of her weight. Livingston made headlines after issuing an emotional response on-air Tuesday morning.

In a four-minute segment, she addressed Krause's attack and also thanked the viewers, friends, family and colleagues who have sent her words of support. Their response, Livingston said, has been "truly inspiring."

Krause, however, seemed unmoved by Livingston and her many supporters. After declining an invitation to appear on WKBT, he issued the following statement:

"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 children 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."

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  • Miss Beth

    @wkbt Please extend to Jennifer Livingston my applause for video being shared of her stading up to a VERY mean man! Thanks for airing it!

  • Tiffany Renee

    WKBT's Jennifer Livingston: "I am much more than a number on a scale" in response to an email from a viewer. Beautiful.

  • Kimberly Lauffer

    Take that, bullies! TV anchor responds to viewer's attack on her weight (VIDEO) via @HuffPostMedia

  • Gustavo Gutierrez

    We are made up by what we carry inside of us! The outside means absolutely nothing!!! #Octoberisantibullyingmonth

  • Tess Morgan

    Lovely Jennifer Livingston of WKTB in LaCrosse responds to a bully Been watching her for years: bright, brilliant woman

  • Martha Sugalski

    Well said

  • Kyle Draper

    My former coworker who I admire & have always thought the world of VIDEO: WKBT Anchor Jennifer Livingston’s (cont)

  • Mitchy_Marie hell yeah Jennifer!! Way to go!! @wkbt

  • Sarah

    News anchor Jennifer Livingston stands up to #fatshaming. RESPECT.

  • Jen J Walker

    Jennifer Livingston = Hero

  • Jessica Reed

    That is frigging awesome. Wisconsin news anchor Jennifer Livingston responds to a fat-shaming email directly on-air

  • Leeann Moore

    What an inspiration!! || Jennifer Livingston, TV Anchor, Responds To Viewer's Attack On Her Weight (VIDEO)

  • Ben Mulroney

    Jennifer Livingston, I salute you, ma'am. Well done and keep it up.-- Editorial: Jennifers Message to her Bully

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    Dear Jennifer Livingston, Thank you for your strong response. You remind me that "No one is alone"

  • Adam Avrashi

    You tell em girl! News anchor @news8jennifer addresses her bully on television for calling her fat.

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    This makes me so angry and sad. RT @katherinemckenn: Television anchor responds to viewer criticism on her weight:

  • Emmy Gilmour

    #EndEd This is brilliant..a Wisconsin news anchor Jennifer Livingston responds on air to an email criticising her size

  • Abundia

    This is AMAZING. Anchor Jennifer Livingston gives the most eloquent, powerful response to a bully. Please watch...

  • Mary-Theresa Hussey

    @lilithsaintcrow Such a strong message from Jennifer Livingston! Thanks for sharing.

  • Brienne

    (I love strong and inspiring women!!) WKBT News anchor Jennifer Livingston's on-air response to her Bully:

  • TheCurvyFashionista

    Her message JUST gave me chills. Thank you Jennifer Livingston! "Do not let your self worth be defined by...

  • Virginia Sole-Smith

    WKBT News8000' anchor Jennifer Livingston (@news8jennifer) stands up to #fatshaming, is my new hero. And to the...

  • aeich

    Amazing message from my friend and TV anchor Jennifer Livingston: via @huffingtonpost

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    RT @JulieLocal6: RT @JulieLocal6: I kind of want to be this anchor's BFF. Check out her response to a cruel viewer email (via Huffington Post) http://t.c ...

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    +UPSTANDER: Jennifer Livingston, TV Anchor, Responds To Viewer's Attack On Her Weight (VIDEO) via @HuffPostMedia