The Internet is MAJORLY angry over a fat shaming video right now.
YouTube comedian Nicole Arbour recently uploaded a clip entitled Dear Fat People to her page. And as expected, some people were not impressed.
The film sees Nicole go on a 6 minute-long rant, telling viewers: ‘Fat shaming is not a thing. Fat people made that up. That’s the race card with no race.
‘Fat shaming. Who came up with that? That’s f****** brilliant. Yes, shame people who have bad habits until they f****** stop.
‘If we offend you so much that you lose weight, I’m okay with that. You are killing yourself.’
Nicole likens overweight people to both Frankenstein and zombies (um?), saying: ‘Some people are already really mad at this video. What are you gonna do, fat people?
‘Chase me? You gonna chase me? It’s gonna be like f****** Frankenstein. I can get away from you by walking at a reasonable pace.’
But she then claims that she’s trying to help others, rounding things off with: ‘I’m not saying all this to be an a******, I’m saying this because your friends should be saying it to you.
‘I’m talking about the 35% of North Americans who are obese. That means you are so fat, you are affecting your own health. “Big-boned” isn’t a thing.
‘They forgot to tell you that plus size stands for plus heart disease, plus knee problems, plus diabetes.’
YouTube temporarily suspended Nicole’s account. However, they later restored it and the video is back up online.
Not surprisingly, a number of vloggers have hit back since the clip went viral.
Whitney Way Thore – who stars on TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life – responded with: ‘Fat-shaming is a thing; it’s a really big thing, no pun intended.
‘It is the really nasty spawn of a larger parent problem called “body-shaming”, which 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 if their mother just died. You don’t know if they’re depressed or suicidal or if they just lost 100 pounds. You don’t know.’
What do you think of the issue? Watch the video below…