On Saturday, KTLA Morning News meteorologist Liberté Chan was asked by a male co-anchor to put on a sweater during her weather report—not because she was predicting cold weather, but because she was wearing an arm-revealing tank dress. (Gasp! This woman has ARMS!) During the live broadcast, one of her coworkers handed her a gray cardigan, explaining that the station was "getting a lot of emails."

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Some people felt that the incident was an obvious illustration of sexism in the workplace, but as Chan herself explains: nope, those people were wrong.

After the video went viral and a lot of people got angry about a man asking his female coworker to cover up live on air, Chan wrote a blog post addressing the situation. She clarified that it wasn't the station that asked her to put on the sweater, it was just her co-worker (and all the people emailing the station because a woman's bare arms were fouling up their television screens). She explained: "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."

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