GOOD Morning America star Sam Champion has clapped back at fans who are apparently being Negative Nancys about his career change.
Sam seemed to be at his wits' ends with the backlash he got regarding his new series.
Over the weekend, the 62-year-old TV star hopped on Instagram Live while he balanced himself in the middle of the ocean.
Sam talked to his fans during his morning swim, speaking with them about his news show Eyewitness Mornings @ 10 following its premiere.
The weatherman posted a clip of him speaking about the ABC program in the live stream on his Instagram page.
"A little live, ocean swim… And a chat… What do you think about eyewitness news @ 10 AM??," Sam captioned.
He had an overwhelming influx of critical comments amid the several positive ones he received.
Sam took to his comment section to address his haters.
"Interesting opinions. When I see someone write “everything negative”… I know they’re not happy, so I begin to disregard their opinion…," he wrote.
"1. None of the stories are similar in the shows that you mentioned… So you’re factually an accurate at the start.. unsolicited advice to you…
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"Figure out why you’re so unhappy and start fixing that… Don’t spread your unhappiness to others."
WAY TO GO!
Countless fans commended Sam's response and shared his same perspective.
"I am glad you disregard negative stuff. I never understand why people write negative stuff when they’re following a celebrity or a newscaster or both," one fan championed.
"You’ve got my vote you brighten up the newscast. Dani’s not too far behind the eight ball either. She’s got a great personality."
Another added: "Sam like you say, they need to concentrate on what’s making them so unhappy in their life.
"Why so picky and so nasty and hurtful? Come up with ideas if you’re so much better at this. I think it’s refreshing and informative.
"Very interesting. And as the first reviewer said, “Sam my love, I get ya for another hour.”
The new show took over the slot that was originally held by Sam's competitor Tamron Hall, 52.
Tamron's talk show will now air at 2PM instead of 10AM.
Network executives made the time change after the Tamron Hall Show had "record-breaking season four ratings," ABC reported.
Fans wished Sam good luck and tweeted how much they enjoyed the meteorologist on the show.
That morning, the couple stood in a massive pool as they posted a video of them in the water.
"A beautiful jungle pool... Rubem set up the camera for me!" Sam captioned the post.
He stood in the pool and put his arms out to his sides, above the water.