On Tuesday, we discussed the outraged reactions to YouTube comedian Nicole Arbour, whose “Dear Fat People” viral video rocked the Internet to the offended core. In the clip, she not only dares overweight people to chase her, but also says stuff like this: “Fat shaming is not a thing. Fat people made that up. That’s the race card, with no race.” People aren’t referring to Arbour as “The Donald Trump of YouTube” for nothing. She still maintains her video is satire, and people just don’t get it.
Like Trump, Arbour is facing consequences for her words. Thursday evening brought news that Arbour got fired from a feature film (her very first one), which carried an anti-bullying message. The film’s director, Pat Mills, explained that Arbour’s attitude is much like the one he endured as a child and described “Dear Fat People” in the following manner:
“An unfunny and cruel fat-shaming video that guises itself about being about ‘health’ … It’s fat phobic and awful. It went on for over for six minutes. I felt like I had been punched in the gut. I was so upset I was shaking like Shelley DuVall in the The Shining.”