By Solvej Schou
October 03, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT

Bullies, stop targeting Ron Livingston’s sister!

Showing just how supportive a brother he is, Livingston defended his bullied TV anchor sister Jennifer Livingston, criticized earlier in the week by a viewer for her weight, saying he was “proud” of his sibling.

“My sister Jennifer … brings an exceptional dedication to her job, her family, and her community, and has been a role model of mine for many, many years,” said the Office Space and Game Change actor in a statement on Wednesday, according to People.

Jennifer Livingston, a CBS WKBT news anchor in La Crosse, Wis., revealed on-air Tuesday morning that a viewer had emailed her, blasting her curvy appearance. “I was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn’t improved for many years. Surely you don’t consider yourself a suitable example for this community’s young people, girls in particular,” wrote the viewer.

Livingston shot back with an emotional response, pointing out that October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

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