Meteorologist who was forced to put on a sweater on live TV insists it wasn't sexism.

Meteorologist who was forced to put on a sweater on live TV insists it wasn't sexism.
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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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In Chan's words,

During the 8am hour, my co-anchor came over and handed me a sweater and said, “we’re getting a lot of emails.” I was surprised since I hadn’t seen any of the emails and didn’t think there was anything that inappropriate (the beads/sequins were probably a little much for the morning, but what girl doesn’t like something that sparkles?!), so I played along and put on the sweater.

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Chan had actually planned to wear another dress, but the parts of the pattern blended in with the green screen behind her, so the beaded dress was a back-up plan.

Even after Chan's explanation, a lot of folks are still pissed, and took to Twitter using the hashtag #sweatergate to share their thoughts.

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So calm down, everyone, this definitely wasn't a case of real sexism, it was just playful sexism. Um, wait.

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