Target: Nicole Arbour
Goal: Apologize for offensive fat-shaming YouTube video.
Comedian and YouTuber Nicole Arbour recently uploaded a video to YouTube titled “Dear Fat People.” The video, which she claims is satire, makes jokes about obese people and fat shames them for their body.
Arbour says things like, “Aaaagh, some people are already really mad at this video! What are you going to do, fat people? You gonna chase me? I can get away from you by walking at a reasonable pace.”
She claims fat people are just lazy, and that fat shaming isn’t a real thing (newsflash: it is). She cites times that she was both disgusted and inconvenienced by fat people but says she loves big sassy black ladies. So not only did she manage to fat shame, she also managed to perpetuate racial stereotypes.
YouTube has since taken down the video, but some are reporting that she made her channel inactive in order to claim YouTube took it down to censor her. Many YouTubers have come out against the video, condemning her fat shaming and for joking about something that just isn’t funny.
Overweight people face enough hate and discrimination without a viral video shaming them even more for something that is often out of their control. Tell Nicole Arbour to apologize for her hateful video and being a bully just to get some fame.
Dear Nicole Arbour,
You recently uploaded a video to YouTube titled “Dear Fat People.” This video is not satire like you claim. It’s not shaming anyone into improvement. It’s hateful. It’s spreading a malicious message that overweight people are already faced with day in and day out. Apparently someone needs to make a “satire” video shaming you for being such a hate-filled person who spews negativity on the Internet in an attempt to garner views and get your 15 minutes of fame.
Fat people aren’t just lazy. There’s a plethora of factors that go into someones body weight and shape. Weight does not determine health. There are so many other vital issues that you could address and possibly make a real impact with. This video is not that.
Overweight people face enough hate and discrimination without a viral video shaming them even more for something that is often out of their control. I demand you apologize for your hateful video and being a bully just to get some fame.
[Your Name Here]
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