Fox's Janice Dean responds to viewer's criticism: 'I am proud of my big, strong legs'

Fox News's meteorologist Janice Dean responded on-air after a viewer criticized her legs on Facebook. 

Dean said in a Facebook post on Tuesday that she received a comment telling her to "stop allowing fox to dress you in those short skirts."

"They are not flattering on you. Your an attractive lady, love the 80's hair, but your legs are distracting every time you walk on screen," the comment said, according to Dean. 

Dean responded to the commenter on her Facebook page, saying she dresses herself and is "proud to be a size 10."


During a segment on Fox News, Dean was asked how she feels about all of the support she has received since addressing the comment on Facebook.

"I think because we're on TV, people think that we have armor on us and things don't affect us," she said.

She said she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis more than 10 years ago and is proud of her legs.

"So I'm proud of these legs because with MS, truly, my legs could give out on me at any given moment," she said.

She added that her legs have "gotten me through a lot and taken me a lot of amazing places."

"So you know what, I think now is the time to be strong," she said. "I am proud of my big strong legs."