On September 6, 2015, the YouTube vlogger and self-proclaimed “Comedian, Recording Artist, Motivator, and emoji lover” had her channel temporarily shut down and all her videos removed after posting a controversial clip about obesity in America.
“Holy S**t we LITERALLY broke the Internet!!!” is written in a Facebook post made to an account verified to be owned by Nicole Arbour.
Currently, the NSFW “Dear Fat People” fat-shaming video apparently produced by Arbour is available for viewing.
Arbour uploaded a video to her YouTube and Facebook account, called “Dear Fat People“.
Thore emphatically denounced Arbour’s claim that “fat-shaming is not a thing” and “fat people made it up”.
My Big Fat Fabulous Life star Whitney Way Thore took to her official YouTube page to respond to Arbour’s video.
But when Arbour posted a Marbles-style video rant about overweight people on Thursday, the online community didn’t laugh along quite so readily.
“Uh, no that means you’re too fat and you should stop eating”.
“Fat Shaming is a thing”, Way Thore, creator of the “No Body Shame” campaign, says in her video. There’s a disability card.
Arbour asserts towards the tail-end of the video that she’s expressing these polarizing points of view because she believes they’re what overweight individuals need to hear. The gay card’s covered in glitter, it’s f***king magical.
Among the offended is body positive campaigner Whitney Way Thore, who posted this video in response, explaining that her 150lb weight gain was a result of polycystic ovary syndrome. She continues: “If there’s people watching this who have a specific health condition, this is not aimed at you!” Pointing out how people actually are killing themselves over the social pressures focused on the way someone looks, it appears that Nicole Arbour is way off the mark when it comes to her take of so-called fat people. “It’s the really nasty spawn of a larger problem called body shaming that I’m fairly certain everyone on the planet especially women has experienced”.
“The next time you see a fat person, you don’t know whether that person has a medical condition that caused them to gain weight”. “You don’t know their mother just died”.
You don’t know if they’re depressed, or suicidal, or if they they just lost 100lb.
Some claim that what Arbour did was wrong while some appear to agree that we can not compare fat-shaming to that of discriminating against race, gender and sexual preference.