Just one day after we published an article to announce fat-shaming is out of hand and getting old, astonishingly unfunny YouTube comedian Nicole Arbour posted a video titled ‘Dear Fat People’ to praise the practice.
That’s right, she decided to upload a six-minute rant about the benefits of fat-shaming.
Some of Arbour’s insights include “fat-shaming is not a thing – fat people made that up” and “it’s f*cking brilliant: shame people who have bad habits until they stop.” She goes on to say obesity is a disease as much as being a shopaholic is, and apparently “plus-size” to her means “your family and friends crying that they lost you too soon because you needed to have a Coke plus fries.” This coming from someone who colours their hair with Pepto-Bismol.
We dare you to get through the first 30 seconds:
The internet has not responded kindly to Arbour, whose video has amassed over 20 million views since it was uploaded last Friday. Her controversial video has been the subject of talk shows from the United States to Australia, YouTube “accidentally” blocked Arbour’s channel for a short time, and she’s even been crowned the “Kanye West” of YouTube.
Amusingly, some are offended for a different, equally valid reason…
The fact that @NicoleArbour considers herself a comedian is the only thing truly offensive about this situation lmfao
— The Gabbie Show (@TheGabbieShow) September 7, 2015
These 15 minutes couldn’t end soon enough.