September 11, 2020
A Vancouver Island news anchor who was shamed by a viewer for wearing a shirt that showed a touch of cleavage says she’s been harassed about her appearance before, but this time it was hard to ignore.
After Sunday night’s broadcast on CHEK News, Kori Sidaway received an email from someone signed by “The Vancouver Island Cleavage Patrol” that warned “Too much cleavage can break your news story.”
The email included a photo of Sidaway wearing a white shirt during that night’s newscast next to another photo showing a closeup of a woman’s cleavage in a deep V-neck that ends below her breasts. These photos, according to the message, show “What you think we see and what we actually see.”
The message was sent to Sidaway’s boss, the station’s advertising team and just about everyone in the newsroom.
“It seemed like they were going for the jugular with that,” Sidaway said.
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