A Lot Of People Are Upset About A YouTuber’s Fat-Shaming Video

1. Comedian Nicole Arbour uploaded a video to YouTube on Friday titled “Dear Fat People.” The video, which shows Arbour joking about obese people, struck a ...
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1. Comedian Nicole Arbour uploaded a video to YouTube on Friday titled “Dear Fat People.” The video, which shows Arbour joking about obese people, struck a chord with many people on the internet.

Since being posted, the video has amassed more than 17 million views on Facebook and more than half a million views on YouTube.

2. Soon after being uploaded, Arbour’s YouTube channel, as well as the videos she’d created were suspended. She took to Twitter to say that she’d been censored for her comedy.

3. The video in question technically doesn’t break YouTube’s guidelines and Arbour’s channel has since been reinstated.

4. Online criticism of the comedian has spawned a number of reactions — some in favor and some against — Abour’s video, which she says was satire.

5. People took to social media to express their opinions:

Feel free to have your own opinion, but most of what you said in that video was completely incorrect and disrespectful @NicoleArbour

— Faie (@faie_fb)

@NicoleArbour you have a lot of people around the world viewing your videos. Say stuff that won’t fucking lead bigger girls into depression.

— harryismylove (@harryislovee)

8. And others, like Whitney Way Thore — who appears in the TLC show My Big Fat Fabulous Life — posted a reaction video in response to Abour’s original video, discussing the effects of body-shaming.

Thor, who has polycystic ovary syndrome, which is also known as PCOS, says in the video, “You cannot tell a person’s health, physical or otherwise, from looking at them.”

9. Grace Helbig, another popular YouTuber, managed to weigh in on the subject:

http://shmoo06.tumblr.com/post/128415243955/oops-were-all-humans

Helbig’s full response can be seen here.

10. Although a lot of people have come down on Arbour for her views on obesity, she still has a lot of people who support her.

YouTuber skagg 3 posted a video on Sunday backing the comedian. He makes this point in the video: “We can’t joke about obesity, but presumably we can joke about AIDS, cancer, drug addiction, alcoholism — the list of things we joke about daily is endless.”

11. In addition to response videos defending Arbour’s views, she has people on Facebook and Twitter who agree with her, as well:

I support @NicoleArbour don’t like her don’t watch her. YouTube deleting her channel is insane.

— Loren Feldman (@1938loren)

I don’t think @NicoleArbour really deserves all this hate. She’ makes some valid points. We shouldn’t support things that destroy health.

— Leann (TuesdayReyn) (@AliensAndSirens)

14. BuzzFeed has reached out to Arbour for comment.

Arbour has responded to BuzzFeed’s request for comment.

16. When asked how she’s been handling the criticism she’s been met with online, Arbour has this to say: “Will I take what strangers on the internet say about me personally? No.”

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She continued, “Because what they are saying is a ridiculous outrage to a comedy video that has a bit too much truth in the jokes for their personal taste.”

17. Moving forward, Arbour says she will have a disclaimer appear on her future videos about her channel’s content.

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She also apologized to any children who may have been negatively impacted by her video. “I never intended for kids to be watching it and I’m sorry if any kids who didn’t understand that I’m a comedian were shocked or upset.”

18. Arbour says this incident will “absolutely not” hold her back from discussing sensitive topics in the future. She feels this particular issue is “over free speech and artistic expression being cock blocked.”

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She continued, “This was only an issue because this particular group wants to be immune to satire, while laughing at everyone else. We all need to relax, laugh at everyone, and learn to turn off something we don’t like, not try and wipe its existence. “

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