TV Reporter Given Sweater To Cover Up Dress During Live Broadcast

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We haven't seen this much exasperation over a dress since this one. You know the one we mean.

TV station KTLA sparked outrage online after weather reporter Liberté Chan donned a black sparkly gown for a Saturday broadcast, then was handed a sweater to cover it up after the station received several emails from upset viewers.

"Liberté Chan's dress is totally inappropriate for a Saturday morning newscast, looks like she didn't make it home from her cocktail party last night.. lovely," fellow news anchor Chris Burrous read out in a video Chan posted to Facebook.

The station's apparent solution was to hand Chan a grey cardigan to wear over top, an act that seemingly confused the reporter and inflamed social media.

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Mashable contributor and flight attendant Heather Poole was one unhappy viewer.

"Whoa. @KTLA! I didn't like the dress either, but you didn't have to make her cover up - ON AIR - like that. How embarrassing," she tweeted.

But Chan wrote on her blog that no one ordered her to put on the sweater.

"I was simply playing along with my co-anchor’s joke, and if you’ve ever watched the morning show, you know we poke fun at each other all the time," she wrote.

She had originally planned to wear a black and white dress that morning, but the design turned partially transparent when she stood against the weather wall.

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TV is a visual medium, she wrote, and getups aren't always suitable.

"I’ve worked on-air for 10 years and by now, I’ve learned that everyone has an opinion and you have to have a thick skin to work in this business."

Burrous was also criticized online after tweeting about KTLA's slapdash solution, but he maintained that the whole thing was all in jest.

You can see the whole incident in the video above.

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