‘Crossed my line’: Calgary traffic reporter goes viral after response to body comment


TV personality’s comments shared by Hollywood star Jamie Lee Curtis on Instagram

by Bill Graveland

The Canadian Press


December 8, 2023

Global Calgary traffic reporter Leslie Horton, shown in this undated handout image, has developed a thick skin after receiving nasty feedback from viewers for years. But she unleashed a now viral verbal tirade against one of them last week after the individual ‘crossed my line.’ (Global News Handout/The Canadian Press)

TV traffic reporter Leslie Horton developed a thick skin over the years because of nasty feedback from viewers, but she unleashed a viral smackdown last week after she says one of them “crossed my line.”

The usually unflappable host, who has been at Global Calgary since 1995, was about to give a live report on the morning show when she decided to read out a message she received during a break.

“I’m just gonna respond to an email that I just got saying, ‘Congratulations on your pregnancy. If you’re gonna wear old bus-driver pants, you have to expect emails like this,”‘ Horton said.

“So thanks for that,” she responded. “No, I’m not pregnant. I actually lost my uterus to cancer last year. And this is what women of my age look like. So if it is offensive to you, that is unfortunate.

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