Sarah McInerney is the latest woman in the public eye to get flack for her wardrobe.
She shared her experience of a viewer contacting her to share their thoughts on her outfits for Prime Time.
The viewer reached out to tell Sarah that she dresses like she is attending a disco while on the show and that she was “completely inappropriately” dressed for live TV.
Speaking with Irish Country Magazine, Sarah shared: “I got this hilarious message the other day saying, ‘You know I really like your delivery etc, but if you wouldn’t mind me saying, the clothes you wear on television are completely inappropriate.
“You look like you’re going to a disco most of the time, you would be better off looking at your fellow presenters and seeing how they dress. No insult intended, Mary’.”
Sarah didn’t take the message to heart, however, as she laughed off the comment noting:
“I was wearing a white pantsuit that night, I think. I would love to see how the young people would have greeted me at the disco!”
She continued that she is quite comfortable dressing as she has been dressing and that she understands the comment was not meant in a malicious way.
“Stuff about my appearance is water off a duck’s back. I generally feel pretty comfortable with how I look, it doesn’t get to me.”
Sarah is more concerned with the quality of her journalistic work when she is on Prime Time and RTÉ Radio 1’s Drivetime.
The presenter said she feels conscious of her performance, continuing that “I am bit more vulnerable there because I am never quite sure am I doing exactly right. Of all the critics in all of Ireland I promise you, I am my worst.”
“My job is to ask the questions that people want asked and it is very hard to do that most of the time if not all of the time, because it is almost impossible to always be on your game but also to really be plugged into what people want asked. There is a lot of pressure,” Sarah said.
The presenter and mother-of-two welcomes feedback but says she kicks herself if she misses an obvious question. Her fashion taste, however, is not up for debate!