11 September 2015

Dear Fat People, You Are Fat ... Deal With It

Nicole Arbour
A comedian’s popular fat-shaming video has sparked a social media controversy after it hit some sensitive nerves and prove to everyone that America has become a society of pansies that cannot take criticism.

The controversy began with a six-minute video titled “Dear Fat People” posted last week by comedienne Nicole Arbour.

In the video, which has been viewed more than 20 million times and counting, Arbour says if obesity is considered a disease, then “so is being a shopaholic.”

"Fat-shaming is not a thing. Fat people made that up. That's a race card with no race,” Arbour says in the video. “I’m not saying this to be an a**hole, I’m saying it because your friends should be saying it to you.”

Arbour’s comments led many online bloggers to support her statement despite some who called her a “bully," posting their own YouTube videos in response.

"Fat shaming is not a thing," said YouTube user Shawn Halpin in his own video. "Why don't you tell that to the teenagers who killed themselves?"

To Shawn Halpin: who cares if she doesn't like fat people and what she says about them - does she control your life? does her opinion really make a difference in your life? if you answer yes to either of those questions - you have bigger issues to worry about.

Arbour claimed in a tweet last 6 September that YouTube temporarily disabled her video, accusing the site of censorship.

YouTube told ABC News the website had corrected their error, writing, "In cases where a channel or video is incorrectly flagged by the community and subsequently removed, we work quickly to reinstate it."

Arbour is also using Twitter to point out that not everyone disagrees with her video, re-tweeting people who have written to her claiming they are overweight and did not find the video offensive.

Now who wants to grab a few more candy bars, gain a few pounds and sit back and enjoy the "pussification" of society a little more.