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Los Angeles meteorologist asked to cover up on live TV

(Image: Liberté Chan/Facebook) (Image: Liberté Chan/Facebook)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A Los Angeles meteorologist is at the center of a social media frenzy after she was asked to cover up in the middle of her live weather forecast over the weekend.

KTLA’s Liberté Chan was giving her weather report on Saturday while wearing a black, beaded spaghetti strapped dress. A male colleague suddenly stuck his arm out and handed her a sweater.

“You want me to put this on,” Chan asked while putting the sweater on. “Why? Because it’s cold?”

“We’re getting a lot of emails,” Anchor Chris Burrous said.

“I look like a librarian now,” Chan said.

The meteorologist later posted the video to her Facebook page, writing, “Apparently, some viewers think my dress is too revealing.”

The video quickly went viral with users criticizing the situation with the hashtag #SweaterGate.

On Sunday, Chan took to her blog to defend her station and said she was not ordered by KTLA to put on the sweater. She was simply playing along with her co-anchor’s joke.

“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,” she wrote. “It’s a visual medium and sometimes your outfit works and sometimes it doesn’t.”

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