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Australian news anchor fires back after getting called out for 'outfit repeat'

Being a television personality comes with a lot of perks. Getting to live your life without criticism? Not one of them.

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Australian Today show presenter Lisa Wilkinson made news this week after the Daily Mail published a story criticizing her for wearing the same blouse on-air twice during a four-month span. The article, which labeled her outfit repeat as “thrifty,” read:

“Lisa Wilkinson looks to have a preference when it comes to attire, seen sporting the same floral shirt, just four months apart. The 57-year-old took to the set on Tuesday in a burgundy cut-out blouse with global detailing, that was previously worn on the program in early December, last year.”

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The article also pointed out that this wasn’t the first time the television host “has worn the same outfit twice.”

Ironically, as Mashable pointed out, her male co-host wore the same exact suit every day for a year as a social experiment. Shockingly, nobody noticed — or, if they did, they didn’t say anything. So when Wilkinson got called out for her outfit repeat, she decided to troll the Daily Mail back in the sassiest way ever:

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Her tweet received nearly 1,500 likes, and was re-tweeted 277 times. Then, she took to the TV screens the following day wearing the exact same shirt.

Wilkinson also took to Instagram to joke about the incident: