Ginger Zee has the last laugh.
On Friday, the 41-year-old ABC News chief meteorologist responded with a statement of her own after an anonymous critic decided to poke fun at her outfit.
“I kinda love trolls… plus, an update on #Fiona and the new tropical depression,” she captioned an Instagram post showing the outfit: a black and white pencil skirt under a black cardigan and white collared shirt.
“I put this outfit on yesterday and loved it. Can’t wait to wear it,” she writes in the post before highlighting a sweet note from a fan who complimented the outfit.
“Thank you! I’m getting it all together and what I’ve been dreaming of,” she wrote in response to the fan.
After showing off the sweet note, Zee shared a screenshot with a critical comment that read, “Gingerzee dresses and poses like a retired stripper turned streetwalker.”
“Oh no,” Zee wrote above the comment, along with several laughing emojis.
Zee ended the post by giving her followers an update on Hurricane Fiona. Later, she shared her thoughts on Twitter.
“I’ve been missing those tough Twitter conversations lately,” she wrote in a Twitter post featuring her comment and outfit. “Thank you for the smile. Now, in this story you’ve made up, when was my streetwalker turn? And how did I get into the GMA studios? If this is wearing a stripper who turns whore… I’m out of the loop.”
Zee has always been intentional about the clothes she wears, especially when it comes to reducing her carbon footprint. In October 2021, she spoke about the importance of reusing clothes, urging her fans to consider doing the same.
“Reusing clothes is important to me in my personal life,” she wrote on Instagram at the time, alongside an image showing her upcycled clothes. “Investing in fewer but higher quality pieces is one of the easiest ways to reduce your footprint. In my job I’m almost always renting or borrowing, but there’s nothing like repurposing. I thought why not start doing that at work too !”
She later took it a step further by posting a side-by-side photo collage of her co-workers in blue leather pants, writing, “another way to extend the life of a quality item…sharing.”
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