John vs Sheila Gunn Reid: ‘Your farmer look is a real put-off’

Sheila Gunn Reid responds to a viewer who took the time to meticulously criticize her authentic Albertan appearance on last week's show.

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On this week’s episode of The Gunn Show, Sheila took the time to respond to an email from a B.C. resident named John who had some criticisms for her appearance on last week’s episode, which featured an interview with Project Confederation's Josh Andrus. 

Here was the email in question:

Hi, normally I would not say something about appearances, but after having watched your show with Josh, I have to say that you have to get your hair out of your eyes. A nice trim perhaps. 

Also, drinking coffee or water on camera looks highly unprofessional and is a real turnoff. If you need a drink focus the picture on your guest for a few moments. Finally, your farmer, or cowgirl look, is a real put-off. If Rebel News wants credibility then you will have to clean up your on camera look.

Watch yourself and your interview with Josh on YouTube and you will see what I mean. 

Thank you,



Sheila wrote back:

Hi John,

You must be new to Rebel News if you’re just discovering my Alberta aesthetic. I am, quite literally a farmer, in case you’re wondering. To be frank— and that’s what I’m paid to be— I have received far more compliments about my authenticity in my appearance over the last eight years at Rebel News than busybody complaints. 

But I recognize I’m not for everyone. That’s okay. Maybe Rachel Gilmore is more your speed. Everyone has a type. I am not yours. I’ll do my best to survive this disappointment. 

However, it’s a shame that my curly hair, dry throat, and modest shirt were your takeaways from a 30-minute wide-ranging, thought-provoking, somewhat funny, and rather engaging interview with Josh Andrus. 

I should inform you that it is a personal policy that I will not be accepting criticism about my appearance from somebody who does not attach at least three candid full-body photos to their email wherein they meticulously break down my on-camera presence. 

If I were a leftist woman, I would be decrying to the misogyny of this all, but I’m not so I don’t take it personally. 

Thanks for taking the time to write in on this beautiful Mother’s Day. I hope the women in your life rise to your high standards. I can tell you’re a man of exacting tastes. 


Sheila Gunn Reid

Editor-in-Chief, Rebel News Network

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